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Michelangelo Pistoletto’s “Réflexions” in Paris

Reflections by the acclaimed Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto juxtaposes sculptures and installations, including pieces from his rag series and mirror paintings. Drawing from the Arte Povera movement, the exhibit plays with high and low art by pairing torn cloth with antique furniture. The exhibition by Galleria Continua is coming to Paris this Monday, October 20, 2014, where it will show at the Galleria Aveline until January 11, 2015. Photography by ...

Animal Sculptures Inspired by Eastern Paintings

“Dreams” is a series of animal sculptures by the Chinese artist Wang Ruilin. Loosely inspired by Eastern paintings such as the work of Xu Beihong, the pieces depict some of the world’s most majestic creatures in moody shades of blue, green, and gray. The painted copper sculptures represent animals with an emotional pull and show that they are a part of nature by incorporating elemental references into their expressive forms.

The One & The Many

The One and The Many is a feature documentary that takes viewers inside the world of Italian prison theatre. Directed by the New York filmmaker Inaya Graciana Yusuf, the film follows theatre director and playwright Armando Punzo and a jailhouse theatre troupe, Compagnia della Fortezza. One of the oldest of its kind, the troupe is made up of inmates at Volterra, a maximum security prison in Italy. Follow the film ...

Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum

Captured in these dreamy photographs by Elizabeth Weinberg, Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum is a controversial houseboat that docked in the Gowanus canal in Brooklyn a few years ago. The design drew criticism because the water is polluted and likely dangerous to be in contact with. It’s not prime real estate, but people reportedly lived in the boat for a year, risking their health to live rent-free. While this turned ...

3D Printer for Unique Ceramics

Olivier van Herpt has created a 3D printer and extruder system for making pottery. The innovative technology brings a new material to the world of large-scale 3D printing and allows for sculptors and designers alike to form fresh textures and shapes. This is an important move aesthetically and functionally, as ceramics have a distinct look from plastics and are more safe for use with hot food. The printer also shows ...

Pizza in the Wild

Is there a time and a place for a slice of pepperoni pizza? Not according to photographer Jonpaul Douglass in his series of photographs entitled Pizza in the Wild. The LA photographer makes his viewers do a double take when confronted with his unusual representation of one of our favorite meals. These photographs show impeccable pizzas in nearly every situation imaginable —draped like Dali’s clocks across street signs or being ...

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.