an inflatable membrane containing 2000 cubic feet of volume fitted inside a large dumpster. The project was created by New York based architect John Locke through his Department of Urban Betterment (DUB) with the goal of transforming something typically associated with waste and discarded materials into a space for something exciting and new. Speaking about the project John said, "As public space in New York becomes increasingly privatized and commodified, The Inflato Dumpster seeks to counter that tendency by serving as an open, engaging street-level structure that acts as a mobile learning laboratory."
White Cube in São Paolo through January 31st.
For his latest body of work titled "Through a Glass Darkly", photographer Nick Turpin created a series of intimate portraits of London Bus passengers in the winter months. The photos were shot at night from a raised platform with a long lens hand held at 1/40th second, on the limits of what modern camera sensors can record. Speaking about his work Turpin says, "I have a great deal of faith in street photography, I think it's an extremely important way of showing us the societies that we have built".
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New York City’s Iconic Water Towers are Transformed into Temporary Canvases for a Public Art Initiative
John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, Andy Goldsworthy and even NYC public school students.
TBWA \ hakuhodo, they collected dozens of abandoned bicycles and transformed the saddles into planters. The project titled ‘Saddle Blossoms’ aims to create a series of artistic interventions to arouse the curiosity of passersby and make the bicycles noticed.
ice chandelier that can be hung from tree branches during winter, a series of images documenting people from around the world transporting loads of objects on their heads, body painted models seamlessly camouflaged into NYC landmarks and an outdoor installation made from suspended paper lanterns.