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Kris Martin’s Idiot January 31, 2013

Idiot. Kris Martin, 2005. Kris Martin’s work provides a humorous existential twist on the ready-made. One of the seeds of his current show at Kestner Gesellschaft is Dostoyevsky’s novel The Idiot. For his 2005 piece Martin copied the entire text of the novel in his hand. It took him 5 months! There was one catch: He replaced every mention of Prince Myshkin with his own name! More if the exhibit at Contemporary Art Daily

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The Return of Mother Nature: The Miniature World of Lori Nix November 26, 2012

Circulation Desk, 2012 Lori Nix things big and works small. Her project “The City”, which began in 2005, seeks to recreate in miniature everyday urban spaces in a post apocalyptic world. The people are gone and what remains are these deteriorating spaces and their ever-changing relationship with the natural world. Nix says: I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art…

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Words outside: The Work of Jim Sanborn October 31, 2012

 A Comma, A, 2004.  Copper, international language texts, light, black granite paving inlay 6’x26’x80. Plaza in front of the new library, University of Houston, Houston, TX Jim Sanborn’s sculptures grace the landscapes of a number of universities, museums and government buildings. From outside the C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, VA to the front entrance of the University of Houston library Sanborn’s works entice the passerby to engage. Rippawam, 1999. Rolled copper, Native American texts with English translation Size: 6’x26’x4′. University of Connecticut,…

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Bibliomania by Rosalie Osman October 26, 2012

Bibliomania a film by Rosalie Osman Osman, a freelance animator based in Melbourne, Australia, describes her film as follows: A twisted fairytale about a young man obsessed with the acquisition of books to the detriment of all else. Having inherited his father’s library as well as his lust for books, Thomas Phillips casts his greedy eyes on the town to feed his ever growing collection. Thomas’s book-lust reaches epic proportions as the film approaches its thrilling climax. Twisted or…

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Into the Wonderland of Books October 23, 2012

Here is a sampling of Charles Santoso‘s series of illustrations, Into the Wonderland of Books, that were created for the Kinokuniya Bookstore in Sydney, Australia. The images were used in their holiday catalog and where also used for window and interior displays. See the entire series here

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