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The Photographic Philanthropy Of The View Finder Workshop

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By Michael Amter in New Events on Saturday 22 February 2014

The View Finder Workshop (VFW) is a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, teaching, empowering children around the world through the fine art of photography. After a successful program for vulnerable children in Haiti, the VFW focused on providing a team of gifted volunteers to help run another workshop in the impoverished areas […]

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Animation: The Secret Monsters Of Atsushi Wada

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By Michael Amter in Video on Friday 21 February 2014

A strong tradition of influential animated film continues to pour out of Japan. Atsushi Wada is a celebrated animator producing a truly distinctive artistic vision. The prolific Wada has earned a number of impressive awards for his fascinating work including the Best Film at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in 2010 and the Silver Bear […]

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Bold design work by Brooklyn’s Black Hole 929 studio

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By Michael Amter in New Design on Saturday 18 January 2014

Eli Elysée is the cutting edge force behind the Black Hole 929 studio, based in Brooklyn. The talented industrial designer and contemporary artist was born in Haiti and raised in New York City. Elysée recently won an impressive Urban Living Award in Berlin for his inspired Missing Link jacket, combining functional handles with fashion to […]

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Terracotta Daughters by French artist Prune Nourry

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Wednesday 23 October 2013

Terracotta Daughters is the profound work of French artist Prune Nourry. Over one hundred clay Chinese Schoolgirls imitating the famous archeological discovery of the Terracotta Soldiers of Xi’an are on display with Gallery Magda Danysz in Shanghai. Prune’s ambitious sculptural work contemplates China’s female social status, as well as it’s infamous one-child policy, symbolizing millions […]

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Collaborative project to project images onto clouds

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

The Kumo Project is a special dream of Team Lab to project images onto clouds. Daikin Industries joined forces with the self-described ‘ultra-technologists’ to help bring this daring concept to reality. The attempt was intended to merge nature with modern technology, turning the sky into an incredible theater using clouds as the ultimate screen.

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The Art Of Lint And Cinnamon: new work by Marcy Chevali

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Saturday 12 October 2013

Marcy Chevali is an artist who can make fascinating use of everything and anything. Her Lint Animal series fabricated curious figures knit with sewing thread stuffed with simple dryer fiber waste. Chevali will often incorporate ordinary household materials including thread, tea, sugar, turmeric, even wrapping cinnamon in paper to create layered juxtapositions which alter common […]

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Sculptural fashion created from oil cans

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By Michael Amter in New Fashion on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Donna McCullough is an outstanding artist whose work can be seen at the superb Morpeth Contemporary in New Jersey. McCullough developed her admirable dress sculptures in the mid 90’s while she struggled to navigate the corporate arena. These clever pieces contemplate a wide array of feminine themes by employing a fashion standard often associated with […]

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SONS: a museum in Belgium dedicated to footwear

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By Michael Amter in Cool Travel on Thursday 22 August 2013

Addicted to shoes? SONS is a special museum in Belgium dedicated to footwear. It is the product of Dirk Vanderschueren, owner of Cortina, one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers. Shoes Or No Shoes boasts having William ‘Boy’ Habraken’s ethnographic collection of 2700 pairs of shoes originating from 155 countries.

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The Museum of Broken Relationships

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By Michael Amter in Video on Thursday 15 August 2013

The Museum of Broken Relationships was conceptualized by artists Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić of Croatia sometime in 2006. The unique artistic endeavor has traveled the world ever since, receiving a wealth of positive coverage, amassing a very special collection contemplating the loss of love. This unconventional museum collects donated objects and descriptions by request, producing an emotive documentation dedicated to the memory […]

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The unique work of Japanese visual artist Tabaimo

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By Michael Amter in Video on Thursday 25 July 2013

The name Tabaimo is a play on the word “little sister”. The outstanding Japanese visual artist is represented by the James Cohan Gallery of New York. Her cutting edge animation has traveled the globe, challenging the senses with intimate installations. Tabaimo’s piece Haunted House is a recent gift to the Asia Society of Manhattan. Her work will be on display in the HOMEwork exhibition until August 4, […]

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At War with the Obvious: photographs by William Eggleston

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By Michael Amter in New Photography on Wednesday 26 June 2013

William Eggleston is considered a legendary pioneer of modern colour photography. The Metropolitan Museum in New York hosts an incredible exhibition celebrating the American artist born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939. These ‘iconic photographs of commonplace subjects’ have inspired the likes of many contemporaries, including David Byrne, the Coen Brothers, and David Lynch. July will […]

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Tony Fitzpatrick’s latest exhibition at The Pierogi Gallery

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Friday 17 May 2013

The Pierogi Gallery impresses again with Tony Fitzpatrick’s latest exhibition The Other Kind. Fitzpatrick is a talented playwright, performer, radio personality, with a natural ability for the visual arts. The show focuses on the artist’s obsessive collage work, loaded with iconic graphic imagery.

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Puppet stop-motion video by Hiné Mizushima

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By Michael Amter in Video on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Insect Hospital+ is the official video for the new They Might Be Giants album, Nanobots. The puppet stop-motion video was created by the talented craft artist Hiné Mizushima. She sells her amazing needle and felt work via Etsy.

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Realistic figurative art by Fuyuki Maehara

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Thursday 28 February 2013

The work of Fuyuki Maehara is amazingly deceptive, pushing realistic figurative art to obscene levels. The introverted Japanese artist has a tiny home near Tokyo, which he uses to carve pieces out of one block of wood with the television running for company. Recently interviewed by NHK, Maehara jokingly suggested only an ‘idiot’ would obsessively […]

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Gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

The gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota often builds large-scale sculpture designed to spin massive objects in the air. For Studio Kura’s recent Itoshima Arts Farm festival, Kubota created a vast installation for a performance juxtaposing old and new technology by rotating a Mazda automobile with traditional Japanese wood construction.

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