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Great art has dreadful manners. The hushed reverence of the gallery can fool you into believing masterpieces are polite things, visions that soothe, charm and beguile, but actually they are thugs. Merciless and wily, the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure and then proceed in short order to rearrange your sense of reality. (The Power of Art, Simon Schama)

Posts tagged with "installation"

Elmgreen and Dragset; Prada Marfa; 2005; adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet; 15x25 ft; Valentine, Texas

fromageetalpinisme:

Light-speed.  (Taken with Instagram at National Gallery of Art - East Building)

Leo Villareal, Multiverse

fromageetalpinisme:

Light-speed. (Taken with Instagram at National Gallery of Art - East Building)

Leo Villareal, Multiverse

archiemcphee:

London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this awesome installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. Upon first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear to be completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color. We would love to encounter this first-hand. A circular version of Blackfield is currently on display at Artclub 1563 in Seoul through February 2012.

[via Colossal]

Ethereal Installations in D.C.

Wavelengths through July 22 at Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Rd, SE. 202.536.8994. www.honfleurgallery.com

Documents: Alternative Guide to D.C. Underground through July 22 at the Gallery at Vivid Solutions, 2208 Martin Luther King Kr. Ave, SE. 202.365.8392. www.vividsolutionsdc.com

Tribute 1 through July 22 at Irvine Contemporary, 412 14th St. NW. 202.332.8767. www.irvinecontemporary.com

sharonleung:

layered landscapes. nobuhiro nakanishi.

sharonleung:

layered landscapes. nobuhiro nakanishi.

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