Tag Archives: sculpture

What to do with a prize-winning cow on stilts that gives no milk?!


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https://www.thestar.com/amp/news/gta/2017/08/04/just-who-gave-approval-for-markhams-cow-statue.html

Halifax sculpture: John Greer’s “Origins”


Located in downtown Halifax Nova Scotia, outside the NS Art Gallery: “Origins” (1995).  What a pleasant surprise! Tucked around the corner, just outside the NSAG entrance. More info is available here:

https://www.artistjohngreer.com/commissions-public-art/origins-1995/

 

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“Worst view in the world” by Banksy


Often travel simply serves to “open your mind, til you can’t get your head through the door” (per Elvis Costello)…but this is different. You really should go see this…it’s an opportunity for Israelis (& other local tourists) to come face-to-face with the brutal concrete wall that they have built to fence themselves in. “Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie…”

‘Worst view in the world’: Banksy opens hotel overlooking Bethlehem wall|The Guardian

–> SEE THE FREE MINI-MOVIE BELOW:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/03/banksy-opens-bethlehem-barrier-wall-hotel

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Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum for the Guardian

 

Right wing hate slogans on “Queen’s vagina” to remain, unwhite-washed


The sculptor of “dirty corner” (aka the Queen’s vagina) located in Versailles France says that he will not remove hateful graffiti from his sculpture, for educational reasons.

Anish Kapoor is being sued for not removing the racist graffiti.  What do you think?

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=f7fe68cb844c6ef48ff682d3bd8a7e146b489b6c23fd07d3865196ef414ceda17193ea70389e6ce7da496874ae1011a1

Music by the sea, made by the sea (Croatia)


This set of musical pipes was built in 2005, and is similar to the sea-powered musical pipes created years ago by Eduardo Chillida in San Sebastián Spain.

https://www.facebook.com/earthables/videos/663081987179428/

Lord Nelson reimagined…admiral’s famous London statue gets makeover by Greenpeace


Yesterday, Greenpeace staged an unusual protest…by putting gas masks on many of the famous statues across the city.  This landmark event was meant to highlight London’s poor performance at controlling smog (the new London fog?!).

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/greenpeace-smog-protesters-tie-gas-masks-to-faces-of-london-statues-1.3540931

  

Airports are good for more than landing airplanes


…like display of big sculptures in accessible open public space. Here is a cool work by Smaban Abbas at Cairo international airport.

http://talkingbeautifulstuff.com/tag/smaban-abbas/

photo by talkingbeautifulstuff blog

NIMBY Henry Moore! Columbia University students create petition to protest bronze sculpture


Apparently, NYC students feel that the reclining abstract sculpture by Henry Moore will not fit with the architectural surroundings in front of their university library. (Too edgy for their undergrad tastebuds…)

!..wait, there’s more (idiocy)..

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/columbia-students-protest-henry-moore-sculpture-463934

It seems the protesters think all sculptures should resemble this nice but “ho hum” Classical maiden on a throne… 

 

…instead of Moore’s abstract bronze masterpiece below
 

Fantastic kinetic wind sculptures, like giant metal jellyfish (Anthony Rowe)


Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas: UNESCO World Heritage site


It’s not everyday you think about visiting Venezuela…but should you go…here’s one stop to consider

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_City_of_Caracas