February 28, 2010

meditation: chris jordan | midway


these photographs of albatross chicks were made in september, 2009, on midway atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the north pacific. the nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young. on this diet of human trash, every year tens of thousands of albatross chicks die on midway from starvation, toxicity, and choking.







































to document this phenomenon as faithfully as possible, not a single piece of plastic in any of these photographs was moved, placed, manipulated, arranged, or altered in any way. these images depict the actual stomach contents of baby birds in one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries, more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent.

all content copyright © chris jordan 2009

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February 27, 2010

alex prager: high drama in big valley

from the series 'week-end':


maggie






lois






cathy






rachel and friends






beth



from the series 'big valley':


susie and friends






virginia



from the series 'polyester':


julie






christine

all photography copyright © alex prager all rights reserved
via www.alexprager.com

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February 26, 2010

intermezzo: gustavo engelmann


video arte
by gustavo engelmann

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February 25, 2010

roni horn: vatnasafn / library of water (part 2)


the sources:























the ice:

















ice to water to installation:







































roni horn: vatnasafn - library of water
stykkishólmur, iceland
permanent installation opened 2007

all content copyright © roni horn all rights reserved
via www.libraryofwater.is an interactive site featuring history, concept and execution, history of roni horn's relationship to and art work created from iceland (recommended)

VATNASAFN/LIBRARY OF WATER contains:
Water, Selected: an archive of water collected as ice from twenty-four unique glacial sources through Iceland. The water is stored in floor-to-ceiling glass columns permanently installed on site. Each column is dedicated to a single glacial source. The columns are 12 in. diameter by 118 in. high.

You are the Weather (Iceland): Rubber floor installed wall to wall, embedded throughout with solid rubber text; a collection of 144 adjectives in two languages, Icelandic and English, describing the weather.

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February 24, 2010

roni horn: vatnasafn / library of water (part 1)


the installation:





















































the building:















roni horn: vatnasafn - library of water
stykkishólmur, iceland
permanent installation opened 2007

all content copyright © roni horn all rights reserved
via www.libraryofwater.is: an interactive site with history, concept, execution, roni horn's relationship to and art work created from iceland (recommended)

VATNASAFN/LIBRARY OF WATER contains:
Water, Selected: an archive of water collected as ice from twenty-four unique glacial sources through Iceland. The water is stored in floor-to-ceiling glass columns permanently installed on site. Each column is dedicated to a single glacial source. The columns are 12 in. diameter by 118 in. high.

You are the Weather (Iceland): Rubber floor installed wall to wall, embedded throughout with solid rubber text; a collection of 144 adjectives in two languages, Icelandic and English, describing the weather.

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February 23, 2010

hiroshi sugimoto: colors of shadow



colors of shadow C1018





colors of shadow c1023





colors of shadow c 1019





colors of shadow c1028





colors of shadow c1020





colors of shadow c1031

all photos copyright © hiroshi sugimoto 2006 all rights reserved
from the 2006 show at marian goodman gallery (paris)

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February 22, 2010

gerhard richter: weiss


excerpts from the 2008 show at marian goodman gallery (paris):


weiss 899-5 2006
oil on aludibond





15. nov.06, 898-12 2006
oil on paper





grau 898-17 2006
oil on paper






weiss 895-4 2006
oil on aludibond






dickicht 903-4 2007
oil on acrylic


all photos copyright the artist
via marian goodman gallery