Giant Labyrinth Constructed of 250,00 Books
The cavalcade of art projects surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics in London continues today with the completion of this enormous book maze designed and built by Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo (and over fifty volunteers) at Southbank Centre. Entitled aMAZEme, the stacked and twisting labyrinth based on a fingerprint belonging to writer Jorge Luis Borges was built using 250,000 remaindered, used and new books, most of which are on loan from Oxfam and will be returned after the exhibit. The piece covers over 500 square metres, with sections standing up to 2.5 metres high and will be on display in the Clore Ballroom through August 25th.
Currency Portraits by Senseteam
Using thin strips of dissected currency from around the world, Chinese creative firm Senseteam (website currently down) has composed a series of portraits for a book and poster series entitled Big Business 3 meant to “reflect the subtle relationships and influences across money, desire, society, nations, and human beings.” The project won a gold award at the Design for Asia Award 2011 and you can see much more over on designboom.
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Art Series Hotels in Melbourne, Australia are hiding a $15,000 Banksy in one of their Hotels for you to steal. Grab it without getting caught and it’s yours.
Embroidered Porcelain by Diem Chau
A Vietnam native, Diem Chau and her family came to America as refugees in 1986. Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint.
Classic Works of Art Re-Imagined
One of the most creative competitions we’ve seen in a while involves imitating an established piece of artwork. Adobe had originally created an art competition that was open only to UK students for a grand prize of £10,000. Canadian art blog Booooooom! joined forces with Adobe to accommodate those outside of the UK, creating an opportunity to compete for a copy of the entire Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Master Collection ($899). The competition called for entries in the form of photographs.
Reblogged via My Modern Met
SUPAKITCH & KORALIE “Euphorie” Paris
Pencil Revolution by Dalton Ghetti
Dalton Ghetti(Brazilian born, Connecticut based artist) creates amazing miniature masterpieces on the tips of pencils. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years…
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The Work of Frédérique Morrel
PASSE-MURAILLES is currently being exhibited in spazio Rossana Orlandi, a series of life-size trophy sculptures covered with vintage found needlework.
Via Kris’s Color Stripes.