ART & CULTURE

underwater sculpture by jason de caires taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor: “I want to highlight aquatic places in all their diversity”

Since 2006, British artist and conservationist Jason deCaires Taylor has been sinking hundreds of sculptures in oceans worldwide. With time they transform into living artificial reefs full of marine wildlife. In celebration of World Oceans Week, deCaires Taylor recalls some of his favorite underwater moments and speaks about how he engages new ambassadors for the sea.

PHOTO ESSAY

Sleeping Giants: A Dive into the Wondrous World of Whales

Award-winning Australian underwater photographer Jasmine Carey spends southern winter with humpbacks breeding in the tropical waters of Tonga. In the northern winter, she captures orcas feeding in the Norwegian fjords.

Netta Laufer: Wild Animals at the West Bank Barrier

Netta Laufer’s photo and video installation “25ft” shows animals close to the Israeli West Bank barrier on military camera footage. In her practice, the artist explores human-made artificial borders and their effects on fauna, flora, and the environment.

Penguins in Antartica

Greenland and Antarctica: Fragile Forces of Nature

The American artist Patricia Carr Morgan photographed the world’s largest ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. The images appear like abstract paintings and ice sculptures; a testimony of the ever-changing landscapes.

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Pirouette House by Indian Architect Vinu Daniel

Architect Vinu Daniel on The Art of Wall-making with Waste and Earth

India-based architect and engineer Vinu Daniel creates award-winning buildings with waste materials and earth. But before gaining international recognition for his eco-sensitive construction techniques and materials, Daniel had to overcome many obstacles.

bali rice terraces an an example for green building

How Building Towards a Better Future Could Look Like

How can we create green and healthy cities in a post-pandemic world? Probiotic architecture, climate justice, and living homes might be the answer.

Yinka Ilori, Artist-Designer, London: “The Pandemic Is a Call to Action for the Design Industry”

A conversation with Yinka Ilori about the role of design in society, family values, and the special gift he inherited from his mother and grandmother.

CULTURE CUE

Rehearsing the Future, Barcelona Gallery Weekend, and Georgia O’Keeffe

This edition of Culture Cue celebrates a music documentary festival, the programming of Barcelona Gallery Weekend, Positive Uncertainty, and the artistic legacy of one of Americas’s most famous 20th Century female artists.

Sun & Sea, Who We Were, and the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

In this edition, our five favorites Culture Cue findings include a dense performance of 30 bodies and voices in a rhythm of sea waves, a fairytale too good to be true, a linguistic masterpiece, and a tranquil off-grid oasis in Egypt.

Paula Rego, Bob Ross, and Skatable Sculptures

This edition of Culture Cue features the art of Paula Rego, a book on the intelligence of the forest, and an upcoming documentary about the battle of adored TV painter Bob Ross.