Archive for the ‘Excibitions/Events’ Category

Daniel Arsham

September 22, 2008

I love it! Daniel Arsham born in 1980 in Cleveland Ohio, USA. Lives and works in New York and Miami, USA. Works: Wrinkle (3), HammockCurtain” and Sheet“.

Daniel ArshamGalerie Emmanuel Perrotin



September 14, 2008

Artist Statement

What are TRUTH and REALITY? Do they exist? Can people perceive or find them out? And how?

Generally, those concepts and ideas accepted and believed by the majority would be considered as “Truth” or “Reality”, but is it really the case or they are just relatively “true” and “real”? We can say that the so-called “Truth” and “Reality” are subjective, temporal and regional.

The appearance of things does not necessarily reflect the inner ‘Truth’. Beautiful things could be either beautiful or ugly inside and the same case also applies to ugly or vulgar objects. The linkage between the surface and the inside, the outer and the inner is rather fragile and is relied on how people perceive or interpret things and whether they would carry out these processes under the existed norms, believes or from different points of view.

The so-called “Art”, for some artists, has its own realm that exists for its own sake and does not or even should not reflect or interact with the things and objects outside. However, as we are living in the world and are surrounded by different things and objects, the ways we think, live and behave are inevitably affected by and linked with the outside world. In fact, we are embedded in a close and inseparable relationship with our surroundings. For me, art is not emancipated from the world but rather reflect or link with it. By posing different kind of questions and thinking about what we are familiar with, what happens around us and the legitimacy of pre-existing things, ideas, believes, etc., showing altered compositions which is different from the existing, and combining and juxtaposing the classic, elegant form with vulgar, secular content, viewer would be lead to rethink about the legitimacy, authority and authenticity of the existing views and ideas from a different angle.

Above Project: BLACK! BLACK! BLACK!, Yvon Lambert Paris, 2008


Nike Flywire installation

August 14, 2008

Nike Flywire Technology is a revolutionary lightweight support system that redefines footwear construction. By shaving off weight and adding strength, it allows athletes to be lighter on their feet and faster on the court.

For the launch in Jakarta, Indonesia, designer/graffiti artist Darbotz has been given a chance to make an installation based on Flywire Technology.

“…The Flywire concept inspires me to create an installation about the flowing movement of the shoes. The explosion shows the strength of the shoes, and their lightness is represented by feelings of blaze, brightness, luminescence, radiance, and emptiness. That has made it possible to express fathomless and fluid movement.

I have presented this idea using a wood structure, wires, and dynamic movement of spray paint, which represents my signature style…”

The Darbotz


Thank you China

August 9, 2008

As a Greek I’m proud for the 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Above just a small sample. You can find more images all over the web.

Tree of Signs

July 5, 2008

First, We Put Up a Tree 
The sculpture Tree of Signs, a collaborative project between Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and French designers M/M, will be the first man-made structure in Urriðaholt.

A sculpture entitled Tree of Signs will be the first man-made structure to be raised in Urriðaholt. The work was conceived by French designers Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag, better known as M/M, in collaboration with artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir. The sculpture is five metres tall and is made of bronze. According to Gabríela, the tree can be viewed as a monument to possibilities inspired by the generous and rewarding collaboration between different parties, thus reflecting the basis for the residential area that will rise in Urriðaholt. 

Gabríela says that the idea behind the sculpture was conceived when M/M came to Iceland in connection with the French cultural festival Pourquois Pas? in early 2007. The conceptual work behind Tree of Signs began then, and basic sketches were exhibited at the Museum of Design and Applied Art in Garðabær. The tree is based on the same font as M/M used for the cover of Björk’s album Medúlla and which was used as a basis for all printed material and 3D objects that the duo created with Gabríela for the Venice Biennale. The font on the Tree of Signs, however, will be entirely three-dimensional and Gabríela’s drawings will be formed into bas-reliefs that hang on the tree like fruit, or seeds. “When we started discussing a possible collaboration with Urriðaholt and began to study the ideology behind the area, we discovered that it matched our ideas. Also, we had always wanted to raise the tree in an undeveloped area,” says Gabríela. 

“We at Urriðaholt heard about M/M through the Garðabær cultural representative and subsequently took Mathias and Michael to Búrfellsgjá on a sightseeing tour. It is rare to find such pristine nature so close to a residential area and they were impressed by the natural beauty of the site. A short while later a decision was made for the tree to become the first man-made structure in Urriðaholt. It is symbolic and fun and sends a definite message about vegetation and growth in the Urriðaholt area,” says Sigurður Gísli Pálmason, who sits on the board of Urriðaholt ehf.

Tree of Signs

Renewable clothing – Fernando Brízio

June 30, 2008

By placing colored felt-tip pens in the pockets of the dress its appearance changes over time. 
within an hour – to one and a half hours the colored ink bleeds into the fabric and creates a one-off design
for each occasion. The owner can then clean the dress and color it in a different way for each time they wear it.

via Designboom for World Design Capital – Torino 2008 from Flexibility