Art

Newsubstance creates 35-metre-tall See Monster from North Sea gas rig

An art installation featuring a waterfall, a wild garden and a number of kinetic artworks has opened on a former North Sea offshore gas platform in Weston-super-Mare, England, as part of the Unboxed festival. Created for the Unboxed festival, which has been dubbed the Brexit festival, the four-storey See Monster is one of the UK’s …

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Silverstein Properties Reveals Interactive Art Experience at 529 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, Manhattan

Silverstein Properties has repurposed vacant commercial space on the ground floor of 529 Fifth Avenue in Midtown into an interactive public art space. Dubbed “Wonderland Dreams,” the exhibit invites patrons to explore an immersive 3D painting created in partnership with artist Alexa Meade and Catching Flights. Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, …

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Artist Rene Matić: ‘This story is about what, if anything, saves us’ | Photography

Two years ago, the young artist Rene Matić had the far-right slogan “Born British Die British” tattooed on their back. The words unfurl in a delicate font across their rippling shoulders in the elegiac black-and-white portrait they then commissioned from one of their heroes: the celebrated street photographer Derek Ridgers. His early work with 1970s …

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Sebastião Salgado: ‘I was transformed into an environmentalist’ | Photography

ISLANDver the course of 50 years, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled to more than 120 countries, creating lasting images of events like the Kuwait oil fires and the Rwandan genocide, as well as capturing the humanity of workers, migrants, and indigenous communities worldwide. Yet this man, who was seemingly born to take photographs, nearly …

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‘I want a president who has been gaybashed’: America’s underground anthem | Nature

‘IN want a dyke for president,” reads the opening of Zoe Leonard’s I Want a President. “I want a person with aids for president and I want a subject for vice-president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated …

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How the extraordinary magic of one of Sussex’s finest gardens has inspired a compelling new exhibition

The seasons, the weather, and the time of day all help to ensure that a garden never looks quite the same as when you last visited it. But few are subject to quite the forensic examination of their evolving appearance as that bijou masterpiece which is Denmans Garden – located just off the A27 between …

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New Mutants Get a Costume Upgrade in Fanart Marvel Shouldn’t Ignore

Freelance comic artist Mike Becker offers an experimental take on The New Mutants, bringing together two generations of the team. The former super-powered students in training known as the New Mutants receive a set of flashy new designs in fan-made artwork from freelance comic book artist Mike Becker. Although simply fan art, Becker ultimately gets …

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Antwerp’s royal fine arts museum welcomes back visitors after 11 years of renovations

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, KMSKA, reopened its doors after 11 years of refurbishment works. The museum is now significantly larger, and €100 million has been spent on the works creating a fabulous new home to store a rich collection that spans Rubens to Tuymans. The original budget of €44m had to be …

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Power Rangers/Green Lantern Cosplay Brings Crossover Fanart to Life

In an epic cosplay based on Power Rangers fan fiction, Green Lantern John Stewart gains the cosmic power of the Green Power Ranger. A spectacularly creative new cosplay combines John Stewart’s Green Lantern with the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers‘ Green Ranger to form the all-powerful Green Lantern Ranger, a super-powered member of the special force …

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