We can discuss a lot about the quality of art, but we don’t have to. When surfing around I came across this rather funny kiosk which checks the quality of your artwork. This is how it works. Just pay a small fee and insert an artwork. The machine will automatically determine the artistic value of it. Very handy for insecure art students or tired critics. I suppose the installation reflects on the question whether any formal institution can decide about the quality of art. An interesting issue in the context of current Dutch culture and art policy discussions. I have no idea when this kiosk is installed and if it is still there. I also don’t know who made it and where it comes from. But it’s a nice idea. I hope it works. At least it would save a lot of work.
Back in 2007, an artist called Junk made some great artworks regarding the city of New York. His work places the city’s public domains in another unexpected perspective, combining daily objects and materials with the urban context. Really well done and pretty pop-up! The whole series can be watched on the website.Read more →
The Japanese design firm Logos has invented a pretty cool extendable tent, which is great for families that expect expansion on the short term. Logos’s creation enables you to start with a small tent for backpacking purposes and grow your empire on the campsite over time into a complete tent city. The modular tent system is…Read more →
American public installation artist and designer Candy Chang has turned the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans into a giant chalkboard. Residents and others are asked to share their dreams and remember what is important to them. All messages chalked on the wall are a response to the main sentence…Read more →
What can rainbows do for the city? The rainbow is absolutely one of nature’s most funny inventions. Its beauty is maybe too much for human understanding. As a symbol, the rainbow is over-used though. Its appearance has become a huge cliché as an icon of love, a colorful life, and a golden future. Flickr is…Read more →