New York is covered with art installations, some hidden and some right in front of your nose. You’ve probably passed them a zillion times without noticing, or perhaps wondered, “What the hell is that?” while on your morning commute. Between hippie-dippy land art, geeky tech installations, and classic little-known Keith Haring works, these sites are just begging for you to stop for a second in your busy day to smell the creativity. … Read More
Are you ready for a year of new art exhibitions? Whether you’re itching to revisit old favorites or ready to embrace brave new frontiers, we’ve got a selection of exciting art shows that love to break the rules. From cutting-edge new media exhibits to shows celebrating an avant-garde departure from mainstream culture in a decade past, get ready to be inspired. Is the New Aesthetic the new Surrealism? Take a peek at 2013 and mark your calendars! … Read More
Here at Flavorpill, we have a thing for gorgeous museums and virtual globetrotting, so we thought it was fitting to give you fabulous fodder for adventure daydreaming on one of the last Summer Fridays of the year by taking a look at stunning museums in some of the most remote locations in the world.
As Helen Keller, the eternally inspiring, well-traveled activist and author, once said, “life is either a great adventure or nothing,” and we couldn’t agree more. Whether you’re planning your next extreme vacation or just want to get the mental heck out of dodge, click through to check out some extraordinary museums that will require logging a few extra hours with your online travel agency of choice. Help us discover more awesome isolated cultural destinations by telling us about any you’ve visited in the comments below! … Read More
A pioneer in light and land art, James Turrell is best known for his transformation of a massive crater in the Arizona desert into a celestial observatory.
While preparing his land project, Turrell began making “skyspaces” — light installations that bring the heavens into exhibition spaces — and turned his investigations of projected colored light, backlit planes of tinted glass, and strikingly minimal holograms into ever-growing perceptual wonders in galleries and museums… Read More
James Turrell is an LA-based artist described by Wallpaper* as a “well-combed cross between Grizzly Adams and Karl Marx.” Wolfsburg, Germany – an hour outside of progressive art capital Berlin and home to the Volkswagon headquarters – is the site of Turrell’s latest installation, a 7,500 square feet construction called “Bridget’s Bardo.” Meant as a Ganzfeld piece, it emphasizes “inner rather than outer space as well as artificial rather than celestial light.” Visitors can stand in two interlocking spaces within the setup, both entirely empty but infused with gradual shifts of colored light. And did we mention it’s neon? More bright lights, big art after the jump. … Read More