Tag Archives: conceptual art

Happy Park(ing) Day

Today is International Park(ing) Day, when anti-car activists in 140 countries transform urban parking spaces into mini-parks, lounges, playgrounds, and gardens. NYC apparently turns a blind eye to the event and Gothamist has some photos of last year’s installations as well as a map for finding this year’s “parks.” It will not surprise you to learn that Park(ing) Day got ...

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Burning Man Sells Out

For the first time in the long-running event’s history, tickets to this year’s Burning Man have sold out. Shortly after tickets started selling at the fastest pace ever on Jan. 20, officials with Black Rock City LLC, the SF-based company that staged Burning Man in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, privately warned that they may sell out this year. The event, ...

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NEW YORK: Conceptual Artist Tobias Wong Commits Suicide At Age 35

Openly gay conceptual artist and notorious art prankster Tobi Wong committed suicide on Sunday in Manhattan. He was 35. Mr. Wong first came to the attention of the design press in 2001 when he turned a Philippe Starck Bubble Club chair into a lamp, softly glowing from within. Adding spice to the stunt, “This Is a Lamp” was shown the ...

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Olafur Eliasson (The Milli Remix)

Readers of this here website thingy and all New Yorkers know that Danish conceptual artist Olafur Eliasson’s Waterfalls installations along the East River have been met with the collective yawn of eight million people – and not a little bit of scorn and derision. So here’s a couple of “rappers” giving voice to the massively ego-d Eliasson’s reciprocative “fuck you” ...

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