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The Meaning of Copper Wires for Project Brazil

Presented at this year’s Design Weekend São Paulo, Project Brazil is a collaborative installation and workshop by three Milan-based studios: Analogia Project, Giorgio Bonaguro, and Marco Guazzini. The art display draws inspiration from “gatos,” here meaning stolen power or “unofficial, and often illegal, electrical connections made in order to get electrical power from legal official electricity sources in favelas.” In São Paulo specifically, people without the means to buy electricity ...

Crystal Rules Exhibit by Aranda/Lasch at Gallery ALL

Gallery ALL recently launched their Beijing location in conjunction with its current exhibition, Crystal Rules. Featuring work by Aranda\Lasch, the American architect and designer duo Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch, the show explores crystal structure through a myriad of forms. Pairing a small retrospective and a collaboration with Matthew Ritchie, the exhibition gives a strong introduction to the artists and their current work. Currently on view, Crystal Rules continues in ...

Ceramic Vases Inspired by Mexican Music

Created by Sebastián Lara and Roberto Sedano in the workshop of Adrian Guerrero, EL TRIO is a series of three vases inspired by traditional Mexican iconography. The vases resemble a band of singers and a guitarist, all dressed in suit and tie. Molded and then cut, fired, and glazed, the earthenware is finely crafted by hand and polished in white. Glimpse the artists’ process behind the scenes on Youtube.

Wooden Jewelry Mended with Colorful Resin

“Schmuckelemente,” or “Decorative Elements,” is a collection of wood and resin jewelry by German designer Marcel Dunger. Salvaging chips of maple, the design “mends” these broken pieces by encasing the rough edges in bioresin. The resulting pendants contrast rough texture and neutral tones with seamless drops of bright color.

“Álvaro Siza. Viagem sem Programa”

A major Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza is the subject of the eponymous title penned by Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino and released by Red Publishing. The Portuguese-language book contains a first-person narrative, told through interview, and delves into Siza’s views on project ethics and historical centers as well as life in Porto and his personal relationships in the art world. Illustrated with photographic portraits and 53 pencil and ink sketches ...

Domestic Furniture Exhibit by Roy McMakin

Just this year, artist Roy McMakin developed a curated collection of furniture for Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, Texas. Designed by McMakin himself and crafted in his Seattle-based workshop, Big Leaf Manufacturing, the limited edition pieces include a caudal stool, a slatback chair, and a sofa, among many more everyday American classics. Drawing from a range of inspirations, from an Edward Hopper painting to the set of a porn flick, ...

More Than The Rainbow

Taxi driver-turned-photographer Matt Weber is the inspiration for Dan Wechsler’s film “More Than The Rainbow.” Both an informative documentary and a meditation on art and photography, the film follows Weber’s career – he began taking photographs in 1978 – and chronicles the diverse sources from which the artist draws inspiration. A longtime New Yorker, Weber searches for genuine moments among the cheering, frenetic and tireless crowds that swarm the streets. ...

Found Object Mosaic Mandalas

The Mosaic Mandala Series: Native Utah Elements is a collection of found object designs by Matt W. Moore. A divergent move from the artist’s usual urban artwork, the new series collects natural totems from Powder Mountain and the surrounding valleys in Eden, Utah. Moore then placed the pieces in geometric arrangements, a process he describes as being “like playing caveman Tetris.” Inspired by and created at the artist residency SUMMIT, ...

Boom City Photographs Look Inside Fireworks

Photographer Andrew Waits’ Boom City photo series examines fireworks, smoke balls, and pop it rocks that have been cut open so viewers can see the powder and string. Set against a black background, the color and texture of each explosive stands out just as much as a firework in the night.

“Kamil Leaving” Photo Series

Returning to his homeland after an eight-year stay in England, Kamil flew to Poland, borrowed a camper, and ventured back to the UK to collect his belongings and go. Polish photographer Przemek Skrzypek was his driver. Skyrzpek’s new photo series, Kamil Leaving, documents Kamil’s particular story as an art restorer on the move and captures the day-to-day transformation inherent in traveling. The pictures show Kamil doing ordinary things against an ...