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Putt Around the Playable Artworks of ‘Par Excellence Redux: The Back 9,’ Now Open at Elmhurst Art Museum

 Art Colossal #exhibition #games #golf October 21, 2021 Colossal All images courtesy of Elmhurst Art Museum, shared with permission The Back 9 of Par Excellence Redux, an artist-designed miniature golf course, is now open at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Curated by Colossal’s founder and editor-in-chief Christopher Jobson as part of an open call, the …

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Dead Meat: A Pair of Hungry Seagulls Fight Over a Hotdog in a Quirky Animated Short

 Animation #birds #humor #short film #video October 20, 2021 Grace Ebert  Selfish, hungry, and more cunning than he appears, the zany seagull in Adnan Peer Mohamed’s “Dead Meat” sends feathers flying. The animated short opens with the creature scouring a boardwalk for food, and after mistaking a bolt for a snack, he snatches …

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A Mesmerizing Dance Performance for the Paralympics Hand Off Ceremony Choreographed by Sadeck Waff

 Dance #olympics #performance #sports October 19, 2021 Christopher Jobson [embedded content] As part of a closing hand-off ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games and the 2024 games in Paris, choreographer Sadeck Waff worked with 128 performers in a dizzying performance focused on arms and hands. The French dancer and choreographer has become known …

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Circular Vaults Embedded within a Prague Embankment Contain Shops, Cafes, and Public Spaces

 Design #architecture #Czech Republic #Prague #river #stores October 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Brainkworks New cafes, galleries, and studios are popping up along the Vltava River in Prague, although they’re not immediately visible from atop the embankment. Tucked inside former storage units embedded within the structure itself are 20 tunnel-like spaces …

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An Immense New Book Surveys the Work of More Than 300 African Artists

 Art History Photography #art history #books October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert Zanele Muholi, Bhekezakhe, Parktown (2016), gelatin silver print, 50 × 35.9 centimeters. Photo © Zanele Muholi. Stevenson, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Johannesburg, and Yancey Richardson, New York One of the most expansive volumes of its kind, African Artists: From 1882 to Now compiles a …

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12,000 Sheets of Wrinkled Rice Paper Drape Around a Monumental Installation by Zhu Jinshi

 Art #bamboo #installation #paper #sculpture October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boat” (2015), Xuan (rice) paper, bamboo, cotton threads, 18 x 7 meters. All images courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, shared with permission More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of Zhu Jinshi’s suspended “Boat” sculpture. The …

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Drawings and Paintings by Pat Perry Reinterpret American Stories with Tender Absurdity

 Art #acrylic #drawing #narrative #painting #pen October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Recital XII” (2021), acrylic on panel, framed, 26 x 48 inches. All images courtesy of Hashimoto Contemporary, shared with permission In Pat Perry’s Sensemaking, there’s no rubric for telling a story. In quiet scenes framed through roadside vantage points and performances of costumed …

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Fantastical Digital Paintings Position Wildlife in Unnaturally Colorful Environments

 Art #animals #digital #environment #painting October 14, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Grove Square Galleries, shared with permission Photographic artist Jim Naughten casts a fantastical, candy-colored lens over luxuriant ecosystems and surreal animal portraits in Eremozoic, a solo exhibition on view at Grove Square Galleries through November 18. Comprised of digitally altered …

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13 Staircases Blanketed with Prismatic Murals Evocative of Andean Textiles Run Through Lima’s Hills

 Art #murals #Peru #public art #stairs #street art October 13, 2021 Grace Ebert All images by Jeremy Flores, © Xomotak, shared with permission Artist Xomatok (previously) translates the vibrant, geometric motifs of handwoven Andean blankets, or ilicllas, into large-scale works that mark the pathways through the hilly Alisos de Amauta neighborhood in Lima, Peru. …

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Fiber-Based Wall Hangings Blend Weaving, Macramé, and Crochet into Striking Bouquets

 Craft #crochet #flowers #leaves #macramé #weaving October 12, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Alyssa Ki, shared with permission Opting for yarn and rovings of raw wool dyed in natural pigments, Korean-American artist Alyssa Ki crafts fiber-based wall hangings reminiscent of bouquets and overgrown patches of wildflowers. The perpetually blooming pieces blend multiple textile …

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