The city lights up with colour and music for Vivid Sydney

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 26 May 2014

We’ve reported on some pretty cool Vivid Sydney events before, but we’re super excited about this year’s exhibition of light and music. As its name implies, Vivid Sydney is an annual event that features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a ‘mesmerizing free public exhibition of lighting sculptures, a cutting edge contemporary […]

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Finnish artist makes his work speaks for itself

Abby Yemm Contributor

By Abby Yemm in New Art on Friday 1 November 2013

Borrowing from the knowledge, artistry and the humour of others (Gertrude Stein, Mitch Hedberg, Franz Kafka), Finnish artist Mikko Kuorinki makes a variety of modern work that speaks for itself. Kurorinki uses performance, installation, video and photography to explore the intricacies between the individual and physical realm.

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Scandinavian art duo create humorous installations

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 22 October 2013

It´s a little funny to hear that the Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset don’t call themselves ‘artists’. But after seeing their unconventional and even absurd work, we simply have to disagree. Even after more than a decade of collaboration, their installations and other creations are still very humorous, based on Foucault´s thesis that ‘It is the acceptance of certain behavioral patterns, within given structures, and not the structures, themselves, that restricts human action and activity’.

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British sculptor James Hopkins’ 3D collages of bookshelves

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Tuesday 10 September 2013

I recently came across a British sculptor, James Hopkins’ series of 3d collages of bookshelves organized to form images of skulls. Not only are the beautifully interesting, but they make me reconsider the concept of shelving and organization within my home.

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Playful art by Mehmet Ali Uysal

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Wednesday 26 June 2013

There are so many ordinary things you’re surrounded by every day, that you don’t even notice them any more. But as soon as Mehmet Ali Uysal gets his hands on them, suddenly they appear interesting and new. The trick the Turkish artist uses is simple but very effective: taking common things and putting them into […]

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Yellow helmets as a protest installation

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Wednesday 27 February 2013

When these angry members of the construction industry decided to take a stand, they did it with art. Instead of destroying something or creating chaos as most protests tend to lean towards, these Italian citizens joined together to set up 10,000 yellow helmets outside the Milan stock exchange building. Rather than being destructive, they organized […]

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Stereo.Type: installations by Ebon Heath

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By Roxiny in New Art on Tuesday 18 December 2012

Graphic designer and art director, Ebon Heath, has exhibited internationally with his stereo.type mobiles, installations, jewelry, and performance art making type come alive. Showing us what it looks like when words are liberated from a two dimensional page to express their unique content, Ebon’s art strikes a nerve with me as a songwriter. I am fascinated with the power of words as an instrument that can take thoughts and emotions and make them into something that can resonate with others.

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Intricate paper sculptures by Mia Pearlman

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Monday 26 November 2012

Mia Pearlman is a Brooklyn-based artist who creates intricate paper sculptures and installations. She draws her designs in India ink on large rolls of paper, and then she cuts out sections of the paper into detailed areas of positive and negative space. All of her paper installations are site-specific, and her work is imposible to duplicate.

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Weird and wonderful installations by Ricki Nerreter

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By Pixie Stardust in New Art on Saturday 10 November 2012

The latest works by London-based installation artist Ricki Nerreter touches many important issues of today. Money Crisis (ON TOP OF HER FINANCES) and Racism (COLORBLIND), to name just a few. Amazingly her work is dark, yet bright, created from old toys, childhood treasures, travel souvenirs, and sometimes even her old cut-up credit cards.

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Video art by Jill Magid

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By Robert Raimon Roy in New Art on Friday 9 November 2012

Jill Magid engages impersonal systems of power (such as Dutch surveillance cameras and NYC transit police) in a game of seduction. The resulting work is often just as much literature as it is art. She’s also really hot. I’m in love. [watch a video below]

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Incredible installations by Kate MccGwire

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Kate MccGwire creates the most beautiful and intriguing sculptures and installations. Her work with feathers is incredible, and it kind of makes you feel like you’re looking at a giant, infinite bird. Her work is currently on display at La Galerie Particuliere in Paris, so flock to see it while it lasts.

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New art by Torgeir Stige

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By Kristian Stockhaus from Ungdomskulen in Video on Monday 22 October 2012

Torgeir Stige is a friend of our band, Ungdomskulen, and a very exciting young artist. His work always balances the beautiful with the obscure and the experimental. Stige does both hand-drawing as well as digital art. Be sure to check out his numerous self-portraits, a modern pop art series where he poses as a fly, […]

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Colourful sculptural installations by Maria Nepomuceno

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By Cat Madeira in New Art on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Stunning Brazilian bright colours can be seen in the work of emerging artist, Maria Nepomuceno, who creates beautifully woven sculptures and installations. A combination of coloured rope, straw and beads makes it quite a spectacle of spirals that organically form small galaxies.

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STALKER: an installation by Lisa Solberg

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By Lisa Solberg in New Art on Wednesday 8 August 2012

Between June 15-July 16, I debuted an installation, Stalker, at THIS Los Angeles. The transcendental space was a conscious submission into darkness. It was a peaceful and romantic approach to finding a true light, an effort I pursued with the vengeance and the intensity of a psychopath. 

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Black Licorice Blues: new art installations by Amos Oaks

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By Amos Oaks in New Art on Thursday 26 July 2012

I’ve experienced a subculture of proletariat that, from the viewpoint of the air conditioned white-collar or the intellectual locked in his office with a stack of Marxist literature, is nothing more than a stoic backbone. Sunburned roofers, dust-coated concrete finishers, swollen knuckled carpenters – drunk, high, toothless, bruised and broken – are dreamers, too. My recent opening was a semi-autobiographical look at that life.

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