Nice look in the New York Times at the new Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit which is housed in an abandoned Woodward Ave. car dealership and has a facade spray painted with a Barry McGee mural. Designed by Detroit-born architect Andrew Zago, the Interior walls
Archive for November, 2006
If you’ve got a video ipod (or are just borrowing one for a while) you should check out ArtPod. It has got a lot weird, interesting video art you can take with you for those long busrides.
Steve’s Weird House is really crammed cheek to jowl. Highlights of things in his Seattle Victorian home include Siamese Twin animals, Pickled punks, 150+ antique toasters, and a 13 foot tall Minotaur bust..
For thirty-six weeks in 2003 and 2004, a set of sketchbooks were sent between four artists– two in Brooklyn, two in Belfast– to create book. Every Wednesday, one participant would receive a book and send it to the next artist with a completed spread in response to the one that preceded it. A small portion of each entry extends on to the following page. Beyond this, there was no communication between the artists concerning the content of book during its making.
As if a big Indian head in the middle of Canada weren’t weird enough– I believe it’s listening to an ipod, no?
I’ve been wanting somebody to email me my snailmail for years. Remote Control Mail scans all your mail and lets you click shred, send or toss. It’s just that easy for you, you lazy ass.
What is our relationship with the wild? And what kinds of relationships do wild animals have with us? New York photographer Amy Stein does a beautiful job asking these questions in her photo series domesticated. But don’t stop there. Be sure to check out women and guns (where this photo so tersely captures the inextricableness of family) and also the halloween in harlem series.
A couple in Zagreb created the world’s first Online Museum of Old Family Photographs. Most images came from photos found in Croatian flea markets, but now include submissions from around the world.
A 17 year-old Michigan high school student created a nuclear fusion device in his parent’s garage. The reactor, which took two years and 1,000 hours to research to build, uses deuterium gas and about 40,000 volts of electricity.
A couple of guys found a sketchbook from 1913 in a box of trash at a flea market. It’s in perfect shape.