September 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
Photo by Vancouver Sun
Now that the Games are over The Games are Open can be viewed from Friday, September 10th.
A project by German artists Folke Kobberling and Martins Kaltwasser, this massive sculpture representing a bulldozer is made of 1,000 wheat board panels liberated from the neighbouring 2010 Olympic and Paralympic
Presented by Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. The Games are Open is curated by Barbara Cole and is the second project of When the Hosts Come Home, a series of artists’ works that address issues of sustainability in the development of South East False Creek and will deteriorate gradually, becoming fodder to be offered to the gardens throughout the neighbouring development.
The constructing crew is formed by students of UBC, Emily Carr and Langara.
June 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are known as Haas&Hahn. The duo started working together in 2005, when they filmed a documentary for MTV in Rio about hip-hop at favelas. Inspired by that visit, they embarked on a project to bring works of art to unexpected places, starting with painting enormous murals in the slums of Brazil together with the local youth.
Their most recent work takes the central square of Santa Marta hill (below) spanning over 34 houses. Their ambition is to paint an entire favela. I am donating to the project here.
via It’s Nice That
August 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
February 4, 2009 § 2 Comments
Artist Adrian Kondratowicz came up with a great artsy way to make urban waste more visible and create awareness for that urban environmental issue. Piles of garbage are transformed in sculptures with the participation of residents of city blocks by using biodegradable bright pink waste bags. The projects is called TRASH: anycoloryoulike and the first intervention took place in New York City during the Summer of 2008.