Art Island

East, East Coast
Friday, July 10, 2009
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"At The Same Moment" by Lawrence Weiner (here shown in the process of installation). Photos by Victoria Monjo

The physical distance that separates Governors Island from most New Yorkers often offsets the draw and mystery of the place. This summer, however, everyone has a new reason to make the mini-pilgrimage—only 10 minutes by ferry—to the island that was for so many years off-limits. An art installation dubbed PLOT09: This World & Nearer opened to the public on June 27th and features artwork by 19 international artists. Read More

America, Headed Down the Toilet

West
Friday, June 26, 2009
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Yes, its coming out of the wall. (Photos by Scott Groller)

Yes, it's coming out of the wall. (Photos by Scott Groller)

Demand Management, a new show by L.A.-based artist Olga Koumoundouros opens at the REDCAT gallery in Los Angeles today. Curated by Clara Kim and Ryan Inouye, the show serves as a social commentary on class and the grossly unbalanced wealth distribution in America. Read More

Big Fish

Other
Friday, June 12, 2009
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Stephen Talasniks Koi, now on view at Uniqlo. 

Catch it while you can: Stephen Talasnik's Koi, seen here in progress at the artist's studio, is now on view at Uniqlo.

Uniqlo, the Japanese retailer of affordable apparel, debuted an unusual display in its Soho location today: a 25-foot-long, 8-foot-tall fish. Designed by New York painter and sculptor Stephen Talasnik, the wooden sculpture, titled Koi, will float in the store’s glass showcase at 546 Broadway through the end of August, at which point it will cross the pond to adorn Uniqlo’s new flagship store in Paris. Read More

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The Art Above

Other
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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View of High Line looking South (Photos: Victoria Monjo)

As the first segment of The High Line opened to the public on Monday, the first public art commission to occupy the space was unveiled. Read More

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