Zaha Hadid Architects was announced as architects of the new Cairo Expo City. They will be designing Cairo Expo City together with global multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold. Looks amaaazinggg!!
” Things disappear. Sometimes things disappear as the result of an accident. Sometimes neglect causes things to disappear. Sometimes things are intentionally made to disappear. Oneâ€™s understanding of disappearance is the result of a specific perspective. In reality most things do not disappear they simply transform. When they are transformed beyond recognition they are said to have disappeared. ”
.. and I couldn’t agree more with that statement! Link here.
Margriet Smulders <-- Born 1955 BirthBussum, Netherlands. Lives and works in HomeNijmegen. Known for her photographic floral portraits.
” I developed a situation so that various subjects could be defined by the constraints of exactly the same mechanical apparatus. The scenario consisted of someone passing through a subway turnstile. At the moment that the subjects passed through the turnstile, unknown to them, I took their picture stationed at a distance of eleven feet. I stood there turning pages of a magazine observing subjects out of the corner of my eye, waiting for only the moment when they pushed the turnstile bar to release the shutter. ” – Bill Sullivan (born 1965, lives and works in New York, photographer)
Tara McPherson is an artist based out of New York City. Creating art about people and their odd ways, her characters seem to exude an idealized innocence with a glimpse of hard earned wisdom in their eyes. Recalling many issues from childhood and good old life experience, she creates images that are thought provoking and seductive. People and their relationships are a central theme throughout her work.
‘ In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia 22,528 recycled computer keycaps and 192 custom keycaps, fabric, customized active keyboard and interactive software, video projection and painted aluminum armatures 2.6 ft h x 4 ft w x 20.4 ft d In this interactive sculpture, thousands of recycled keyboard keys are embedded into a continuous textile. The keys spell out a line-by-line transcript of the email correspondence between the artist and fabricators regarding the creation of the artwork. As a result, the sculpture documents its own making. Viewers can also type their own messages on the active keys amid the first three rows of emails. These new messages are then projected onto the opposite end of the fabric, thereby continuing the virtual dialogue. The project speaks to the pervasiveness of email in our lives while commenting on the fact that, despite the modern technology of virtual communication, our written language is linked to the tactile sensation of moving our fingers over an outmoded typewriter system. ‘ Link here
‘ Jason Seiler studied fine art illustration in Chicago at the American Academy of Art. Some of his clients include GOLF Magazine, MAD Magazine, TIME, Bloomberg Market, Universal Pictures, and New Line Cinema, to name just a few. ‘
Wonderful illustrations from artist Matthew Forichon based in France. Clients include: Louis Vuitton, Abbott France, Actil, Femina, Grand Lyon, Groupe APICIL, Hachette Education, Resmed, Sytral. (via Drawn)