Art & Culture
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.
This edition of Culture Cue features a documentary about American artist Bill Traylor, a retrospective on Yayoi Kusama in Berlin, a guide on contemporary art, and the photo book of celebrated Spanish artist Carlota Guerrero.
The two nature guides Henry Fletcher and Jay Simpson, lead walking artist residencies along ancient herding routes in Iceland’s Westfjords. Here they share their experiences with the art of walking in the wild.
The latest light installation by Dutch artist-designer Daan Roosegaarde turns a 20,000 square-meter leek field into a luminous dreamscape of red and blue light. It’s a tribute to the farmers cultivating the fields while also inspiring us to imagine a more sustainable future.
This weekend’s recommendations include an online publication on technology, culture, and society from a global perspective, a food guide celebrating culinary traditions, and candid conversations on the art world with critic, writer, and curator Kenny Schachter.
Gretchen Andrew visualizes her desires as an artist through pieces she calls “vision boards.” She then turns her objectives into an internet reality, tricking Google’s search engine algorithms into showing her vision boards on top of the image search results for keywords such as “Cover of Artforum,” “Turner Price,” or “Best MFA.” By making the Law of Attraction part of her art practice, Gretchen’s work turns into a self-fulfilling prophecy in the real world, as renowned publications and galleries feature her work.
“The Art of Creative Rebellion”- author John S. Couch talks about future leadership skills, why intuition and contemplation are crucial to becoming a great creative, and how to work through the comparison issue by being radically yourself.
This weekend’s tips include a documentary about fearless art collector Hester Diamond, a book on mental flexibility, humility, and curiosity, and the ancient art of melted sand.
In her photo series “Ain’t Talkin’ Just Lovin’,” Vietnamese photojournalist Nguyen Thanh Hai, known professionally as Maika Elan, documents the lives of people who choose pets over partners.
The breakthrough of renewables will profoundly change the visual environment of cities and rural landscapes. What role does public art play in this context? The American artist Michael Jantzen, one of the pioneers in sustainable design and eco-art, tries to find the answer.