This storage area in Tamamura, Gunma-ken, Japan is a graveyard for vending machines. It remind me of a less benign version of Sean Tan’s universe. What other consumption graveyards lurk out there?
Rooted in the Earth commemorated people nominated as deserving a public tribute in the form of living flowers in London parks in 2009. It was a Bank of America 2009 CREATE Art Award commission by artist Joshua Sofaer and was part of CREATE, an annual arts festival across East and South East London. The …
from http://www.newsweek.com/2007/11/01/a-maritime-pompeii.html By Barbie Nadeau Newsweek Web Exclusive Updated: 1:06 PM ET Nov 1, 2007 The San Rossore train station on the edge of Pisa, Italy, is a lonely stop. Tourists who visit this city to see its famous leaning tower generally use the central station across town. But San Rossore is about to …
WassinkLundgren, Empty_Bottles, C-Print, 2005 WassinkLundgren (b. Holland) : Empty Bottles Solo Exhibition Jun 20 – 10 Aug, 2009 ‘Empty Bottles’ 2005, WassinkLundgren, winner of the 2007 Arles Contemporary Book Award, is a collaboration between two young Dutch artists working with photography, Groot Wassink (b. 1981 The Netherlands) and Ruben Lundgren (b. 1983 The Netherlands). …
found list (in the street)
Just odd From a 3d music video by Bjork. There is a poor quality version in 2d on youtube.
Levinus Vincent, Elenchus tabularum, pinacothecarum, atque nonnullorum cimeliorum, Amsterdam: 1719. An eighteenth-century cabinet of curiosities http://www.mmoca.org/starrytransit/cabinets_of_curiosities.php
Baude Cordier, “Belle Bonne, Sage” heart music http://listen101.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_archive.html
How to negotiate gallery openings according to Pablo Helguera see http://www.panamericanismo.org/bio.html [this website is now dead but Helguera’s next book “Education for socially engaged art” is a ripper]
‘re-locating found sculpture and sculptural objects through photography; unintended beauty in the New York urban environment.’ Her work reminds me of Richard Wentworth’s getting by and making do http://newsgrist.typepad.com/joygarnett/2008/09/found-art-unmon.html