Last night Varvara and myself went to the Illustrators Killed My Family and Burned My House Down exhibition, curated by the Illustration pathway at the LCC. The venue was amazing and the show really well put together. Below are just a few pictures of some of the work.
Hand cut 220gsm card
I want this in my house. Check out the website for more images from the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. A collaboration between Yale University Art Gallery, MASS MoCA, and the Williams College Museum of Art.
“Wall Drawing 51
All architectural points connected by straight lines.
Blue snap lines
LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut
Sperone Gallery, Turin, Italy and Museo di Torino, Turin, Italy
First Drawn By
P. Giacchi, A. Giamasco, G. Mosca”
“Wall Drawing 51 was first installed in 1970 in Turin at both the Museo di Torino and the Sperone Gallery. Although on display simultaneously, the site-specific nature of this drawing means that each installation is a unique version of the work. The content of the work rests entirely on the pre-existing space and was an indication of Sol LeWitt’s interest in more directly engaging the architectural context of his work.
LeWitt’s instructions for Wall Drawing 51 dictate “All architectural points connected by straight lines.” Using the simplest and most technically precise means available, Wall Drawing 51 comprises hundreds of blue lines of varying length stretching from one architectural detail to another, including door frames, columns, fire alarms, etc. Employing a chalk snap line, a contractor’s tool that is used to create straight lines on flat surfaces, this drawing focuses the viewer’s attention on the architecture of the space. Each corner on the wall is connected to any and all surrounding points with a straight chalk line. These lines make a complex web of marks that move the eye back and forth across the wall, highlighting, for instance an electrical socket’s relationship to a door frame, an air duct’s relationship to an outlet.”
Jason Hackenwerth takes balloon art to a new level with his large-scale balloon sculptures and installations. “He blows up hundreds of balloons and strings them together in unusual forms to create artwork that resembles an array of strange animals, insects or aliens… his works are playful and colourful, but like all balloons they slowly deflate over time added another dimension to his work.”
Whilst in Amsterdam, Varvara and myself had the short pleasure of meeting Denny. Really nice chap, with amazing work.
This is one of my favourites.
“Per Törnberg and me were asked to do the graphics for the symposium Transformations of Public Space, which was held February 2007 in Amsterdams Stedelijk Museum CS, and organized by Lektoraat Kunst in de Publiek Ruimte. Two days of lectures by artists, politicians and theorists around the subject of changes and interventions in the open room.
This subject quickly made us want to transform public space with the poster itself. A wish that we found was not so easy to realize: There was no way to do it visually, since we didn’t want to refer too much to only one of the artists, but we also didn’t want it to become too cheesy / obvious.
After a while we got to the idea to change the public space around the posters with a special smell: Since the poster was only hung in museums, art schools and gallerys throughout the Netherlands — that means in closed rooms / private space — we decided to use the characteristic smell of gasoline, to remind people of the outside world and public space.
In the end, we also came up a ‘smelly’ design for the final poster: We created several original drawings by spraying, glueing, painting and stenceling the logotype by hand on big sheets of paper. These were photographed and combined to make a 2-layer silkscreen template out of it.
The posters were screenprinted with a special ink that was mixed with a substitute gasoline smell that we found in an odor laboratory in Amsterdam, and perfumed another time afterwards to keep the smell fresh.
When the first posters were hung, people instantly started coming to us to complain about the disgusting smell of them. An effect that made us much happier than all nice words about the looks of the poster.”
Lovely way of transforming dull and boring road markings in to brilliant piece of floor graphics for the Tensta Konsthall. Tensta Konsthall exhibits the avant garde of contemporary art, design and architecture scenes.
“This project was supported by Tensta Konsthall and an assignment from Front design. I created a pattern from existing road signs that was painted on an area of 1200 m² asphalt.”
More information can be found on the website www.TenstaKonsthall.se
Please visit Christiaan Postma’s website to see more [few it maybe] of his exceptional work.
I have just received an email from Tor Lindstrand informing me that the information above was slightly incorrect. Please see below for the correct information:
“I initiated and worked as architect on this project from 2004 until inauguration in 2006, as well as additional work that finished ionly last year.
The square has been exhibited in sweden, denmark, norway and at the venice biennale last year. it has been published a bit and I was rewarded architect of the year 2007, not because of the square but I think it contributed a fair bit.”
Thanks for letting me know Tor.
(via Many Stuff)