Erwin Wurm is one of Austria’s most internationally successful artists and his works are often described as bizarre and question everyday ways of looking at the world. Recent examples have gone on display in Bonn’s Kunstmuseum.
MoMA | Rirkrit Tiravanija: Cooking Up an Art Experience…In 1992, Rirkrit Tiravanija created an exhibition entitled Untitled (Free) at 303 Gallery in New York. This landmark piece, in which the artist converted a gallery into a kitchen where he served rice and Thai curry for free, has been recreated at MoMA as part of the installation Contemporary Galleries: 1980–Now.
Diane Jacobs, ‘Tangled Identities’ (2010). Human hair on metal combs, engraving, nails. ”When taken out of context and viewed from a new perspective, what is normally commonplace has the potential to become novel and extraordinary and, most importantly, memorable.
“Knot Home,” 2007. Plastic comb with human hair.
Revital Cohen, Artificial Biological Clock, 2008
The female body clock relies on moonlight to regulate the menstrual cycle. The use of artificial light and contraceptive hormones, along with the growing pressure to develop a career, are distorting the body’s reproductive signals. The artificial biological clock compensates for this increasingly lost instinct.
The Army of Trash Figures Slowly Conquering the World By Environmental Graffiti June 1, 2010 German artist HA Schult has created an army of Trash People that travels the world. Photo: dbking There is an army out there, traveling to the most important places around the world. Every year, they target a new city in which to regroup and form their trademark lines. With their bodies made out of crushed cans, electronic trash and other waste products of society, they stand guard, statue-like. We’re talking about the Trash People of course, an army comprised of 1,000 individual soldiers made out of the rubbish we produce. Their intentions? Friendly but firm.