24.06.13 by Jeff

Wearable Art Class

Wearable Art Class
More art projects aimed at seniors please! This project was born when costume maker and performer Riitta Ikonen (one of my favourite artists) and the blogger behind Accidental Chinese Hipsters, Alison Kuo, decided to make art with the dynamic and fashionable older residents of Chinatown.

“Wearable Art Class” is a multidisciplinary visual art and performance program for the senior residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown. They’ve met every Wednesday since January, at the City Hall Senior Center, and they have a show opening today at Christopher Henry Gallery!

See more of the seniors’ wearable works below!

 

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05.03.13 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth

Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth
“Eyes as Big as Plates”, a photo series by Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth inspired by Norwegian folklore.

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04.09.12 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen

Riitta Ikonen postcards
For years Riitta Ikonen mailed “postcards” to her friend Margaret Huber from all over the world. She tested the postal system sending objects like a broken record, hair, fish. Her show opens tomorrow at Christopher Henry Gallery in New York, do not miss it.

More images below!

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29.07.10 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen

Riitta Ikonen continues to send her friend Margaret Huber the most amazing mail art! This project has been going on since 2004 (I last wrote about it two years ago, here.)

riitta ikonen mail art margaret huber
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21.06.10 by Jeff

Nike78

78 creatives were asked to challenge the function of a pair of shoes, in celebration of the year Nike became the brand it is today (1978). See more at Nike78.

nike78
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06.05.09 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen / It’s Nice That

I love Riitta Ikonen (her work is good too!), and was delighted to find the first installment of the It’s Nice That Talk series featured her! Marry me Riitta!

11.09.08 by Jeff

Riitta Ikonen

From 2004 to 2006 Riitta Ikonen mailed around 100 postcards to Margaret Huber from Japan, Spain, Finland, Russia, and England. “Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record etc. were sent to test the postal system. Only three cards never reached their destination.” This is another portfolio that deserves your full attention.

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