trash art

April 3, 2009

very graphic, like it. the italian artist moreno di trapani has created a unique installation in reaction to the garbage crisis in naples, italy. di trapani placed hundreds of stuffed garbage bags into an empty building in the northern city of tradate. the building facade overflows with the bags, which “ooze out of the windows and out of the doors; the garbage piles up on the balcony.”

trainloads of naples garbage (some of which had radioactivity levels eighty times the norm), collected by the italian army, have been shipped to hamburg, germany last year to be processed. love it.

let the germans process the trash.

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(photo by gianpietro malosio, text partly from jennifer allen, artforum)

artless, shun kawakami

April 1, 2009

pretty interesting guy this shun kawakami from japan. born 1977 in tokyo he became an artist and designer, co-founder and head of artless inc. an art and design studio that focuses mainly on graphic arts and design, interactive, installation, video and exhibition.

get lost on the artless website, pretty interesting, the site itself as well as their work – artless.co.jp

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wow – eico hanamura

March 25, 2009

let’s go back to the 60s for a second, across the ocean, far far away. interesting pop-art, manga, kitsch japan style illustration by artist eico hanamura. interesting personality and story, read the interview from pinmag.

eico-hanamura.com

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“the problem perspective” moma exhibition features work from martin kippenberger, one of the most influential artists of our time, from march to mid may.

martin kippenberger (1953–1997) produced a complex and richly varied body of work from the mid-1970s until his untimely death in 1997 at the age of forty-four. this ambitious, large-scale exhibition includes key selections and bodies of work from his entire career: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, installations, multiples, photographs, posters, announcement cards, books, and music. the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue—published by MOCA and co-published by the MIT Press—which will constitute a comprehensive and scholarly examination of the artist’s career.

about martin kippenberger

moma website

more work by martin kippenberger

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