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A photo of the Van Gogh's ear exhibit.

What Do Van Gogh and Swimming Pools Have in Common?

Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have a thing about swimming pools. Together, they’ve used them often as a theme in their collaborations around the world. They’ve left a diving board hanging out of a window in a museum in Denmark, a wax corpse floating face down in a pool in Venice, and a boy about […]

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A photo of the Two Orchids installation on a sunny day.

Two Orchids: Decorative Neutrality

Tethered for support to two metal poles, the two delicate stalks of realistic white blooms frame the southeast entrance of New York’s Central Park like a pair of fairy-scale lamp posts. Stainless steel somehow made delicate by the sculpture’s skill, they rise to 28 and 34 feet tall. Sculpted by Isa Genzken, Berlin-based contemporary artist, […]

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A hand in a colorful glove is decorated with plants and a golden watch.

Dead Treez

Ebony Patterson has a lot to say about her homeland, Jamaica of the 1990s. Now a resident of Kentucky where she teaches at the University of Kentucky, she uses art to say it. Her first solo show, Dead Treez, originally designed for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis, has just opened in […]

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An illustration of the Heart of Hearts exhibit.

Heart of Hearts: A Valentine’s Exhibit

If you like kissing strangers in public places for art’s sake, this is the exhibit for you. A ring of heart-shaped, mirrored booths will be installed in Times Square for Valentine’s Day. The exhibit, a sculptural piece called Heart of Hearts, will open on February 9th. The piece, created by Collective-LOK, is the winner of […]

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The Red Bull Studios logo.

Scenario in the Shade

Something very cool has just opened in New York. Jonah Freeman’s and Justin Lowe’s creative art installation, “Scenario in the Shade,” is a city, encompassing cities. The 500-mile-long art project simulates a stretch from San Diego to San Francisco, part art fair, part festival, and very science-fiction. The installation is built from things its creators found—pegboard, […]

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