Most protest movements that survive the early indignation of the establishment, become the establishment. Some so called “street artists” or “graffiti artists” now command six or seven figure sums for their works that hang in international galleries. Arguably, such artists have been neutered.
But in a poetic subversion of art, Huseyin Cetinel, a retired forestry engineer, painted the Findikli stairs in Istanbul in rainbow colours, but he soon found the people of the city was using his idea as a voice for protest against the authorities. Read more
Nana Choi, Elisabeth Song and Michael Jeffers.
Project Title: Transformative Metempsychosis.
The architectural research studio, “Codes in the Clouds”, was formed at the Dessau International Architecture Graduate School, by the German architect, teacher and academic, Liss C. Werner.
She has exhibited the studio’s work at the 13th Venice Biennale in 2012 and, as a visiting professor, taken it on tour to the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 2012–13.
Here is some of the studio’s exciting recent work as seen through her own, and her student’s projects in both Germany and the USA.
In a competitive world where everything must apparently have a function, the Swiss artist, Giuseppe Colarusso, who lives and works in Italy, envisages a world made of useless things.
Some objects are bizarre, others humorous, but all are useless for their original function. Read more
Photo: EPA/STEFFEN SCHMIDT.
We have had drive in cinemas, burger joints, and in Australia, drive through alcohol vendors. However, authorities in a Swiss National Park have topped them all by developing a new type of work place for what is sometimes called the oldest profession of all – prostitution.
The structures create what is almost certainly a new archetype. Read more
In early youth during the grey Communist days of Poland, the creative twins Monika and Kasia Gwiazdowska sought desperately to find new aesthetic values that could define them.
As well as studying architecture, they learned sewing, knitting and crocheting which has helped them to develop their own furniture label, Monomoka. Read more