As far as repurposed spaces go, the Domino Sugar Factory, nestled beneath the Brooklyn half of the Williamsburg Bridge, airs on the side of unfinished. The building was a beautiful long column of tangled concrete and glass with a high arched ceiling that let in beams of light from the setting sun. The air inside Read More
Fifteen sculptural horses stare at the center of Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall from either end, confronting commuters in the middle with arresting, eyeless stares. Their colorful raffia bodies rest on sawhorses, allowing viewers to study their black fabric faces, which are embroidered with exotic designs. They came alive for the first time yesterday, their Read More
At 1:15 p.m. EST today, Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures, a disc containing 100 photographs representing “modern human history,” will be launched into outer space aboard the EchoStar XVI communications satellite. You can watch live here.
At the Creative Time Summit earlier this afternoon at New York University, Creative Time’s director, Anne Pasternak, presented its annual $25,000 Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change, which aims to honor someone who “has committed his or her life’s work to promoting social justice in surprising and profound ways,” to artist and activist Fernando García-Dory. He’s also an agroecologist.
It’s Friday. It’s pretty cool outside in New York, and a little bit rainy. Maybe you want to space out at work for a few hours. Here’s one option: go to Creative Time’s website and stream its annual summit, which is going on right now at New York University. Artists, intellectuals and various other people will be delivering short lectures throughout the day.
Walking through Zefta hospital, in El Gharbeya, Egypt, outside Cairo, a man points to a filthy sink and shower stall. A few minutes later he says, “Look at the treatment Egyptians get. It’s inhumane!” This is a documentary film about healthcare conditions in Egypt, by the artist collective Mosireen, and as of this evening in New York, it will be viewable on a new website called Creative Time Reports from New York–based public art organization Creative Time.
Friday afternoon, Creative Time held its inaugural Artist Sandcastle Competition. Producing everything from traditional structures to tableaux vivants, the artists used way more than just sand to realize their visions. Ryan McNamara buried some art world bigwigs in sand, Tom Sachs brought a motorized pump and Kenya Robinson got her team all tied up. Check Read More
Sand castles, once the seaside-entertainment province of tots, are now, finally, courtesy of Creative Time, a valid pursuit for fine artists of all ages. Last Friday, the freewheeling nonprofit held its inaugural Sand Castle Competition at Rockaway Beach, and 13 teams were given two and a half hours to vie for the top prize: a gold shovel, a bucket of booze and a $500 gift certificate to Grey Area.
>>Photographs from Creative Time’s Inaugural Artist Sand Castle Competition
Always wanted to hang with Slavoj Žižek? Your chance has finally arrived.
It’s a big day for television in the contemporary art world.
Morley Safer is prepping a 60 Minutes episode about art, which will air this weekend. And now The New York Times reports that MoMA PS1 and Creative Time are working with MTV to resurrect “Art Breaks,” the bite-size video art nuggets that used to air during commercial breaks on the cable network.