Tomás Saraceno, Air-Port-City, 2009
"…is a huge mural he has created which is a  whimsical depiction of a possible floating city of the future. It’s part  Victorian etching and part scientific drawing.    Walker associate curator Yasmil Raymond says in a time of  hyper-specialization in art, Saraceno is comfortable in many different  worlds.
…
Real floating cities may be far in  the future. Saraceno certainly hasn’t found all the answers.
Yet he hopes other people will help  fill in the blanks. He quotes the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky  about how he just told part of a story in his movies.
'Like Tarkovsky was always saying,  'I will only give you 50 percent, the other 50 percent you have to build  it by yourself.' Without your imagination we will not do anything.'”
via { MPRnews }

Tomás Saraceno, Air-Port-City, 2009

"…is a huge mural he has created which is a whimsical depiction of a possible floating city of the future. It’s part Victorian etching and part scientific drawing. Walker associate curator Yasmil Raymond says in a time of hyper-specialization in art, Saraceno is comfortable in many different worlds.

Real floating cities may be far in the future. Saraceno certainly hasn’t found all the answers.

Yet he hopes other people will help fill in the blanks. He quotes the Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky about how he just told part of a story in his movies.

'Like Tarkovsky was always saying, 'I will only give you 50 percent, the other 50 percent you have to build it by yourself.' Without your imagination we will not do anything.'”

via { MPRnews }

Jeppe Hein at 303 Gallery
"This allegorical play on the constant dialogue between expectation and  vision, truth and imagery is also extrapolated through "With Your Own  Eyes," a hole in the gallery wall through which a viewer will see a  reflection of his own eye rather than a voyeuristc view through a  private space inside the gallery."Press release via 303 Gallery.
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Jeppe Hein at 303 Gallery

"This allegorical play on the constant dialogue between expectation and vision, truth and imagery is also extrapolated through "With Your Own Eyes," a hole in the gallery wall through which a viewer will see a reflection of his own eye rather than a voyeuristc view through a private space inside the gallery."
Press release via 303 Gallery.

Photo via the OS.

{ Jeppe Hein at 303 Gallery }, NYC.January 28 - March 5 2011
" "Light Pavilion," several chains of light bulbs hang down from the  ceiling on strings. When visitors enter the space the light chains  slowly move upwards. After a short period of time, an accessible  pavilion of light chains appears that slowly sinks down again. Visitors  exploring the back room are suddenly facing a member of the gallery  staff pedalling on an exercise bike, the source of the kinetic energy  which animates the light itself. Again upending the notion of art’s  supernatural power, Hein breaks down the wall between creator and  spectator, and the artistic process itself is sidestepped in favor of  collective experience." — 303 Gallery press release
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{ Jeppe Hein at 303 Gallery }, NYC.
January 28 - March 5 2011

" "Light Pavilion," several chains of light bulbs hang down from the ceiling on strings. When visitors enter the space the light chains slowly move upwards. After a short period of time, an accessible pavilion of light chains appears that slowly sinks down again. Visitors exploring the back room are suddenly facing a member of the gallery staff pedalling on an exercise bike, the source of the kinetic energy which animates the light itself. Again upending the notion of art’s supernatural power, Hein breaks down the wall between creator and spectator, and the artistic process itself is sidestepped in favor of collective experience." — 303 Gallery press release

photo via the OS.