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.
During my recent stay in Berlin I visited one of the most interesting concept stores I’ve ever seen, called Supalife. Located in a side street of the Pappelallee in Prenzlauerberg, this cosy little store sells a combination of the best international books about style, concepts, architecture and urbanism, as well as local arty specialities. In…Read more →
Teletext has stuck to its confined format for 40 years now, ruthlessly blocking any signs of change out, turning this medium into a nearly unused, antiquated matter. For this reason, although there has always been a number of talented artists, teletext art has never gained real momentum. The International Teletext Art Festival ITAF 2013 that could be happening now on everybody’s television screen attempts to change this and to take teletext art to the masses by showing viewers the possibilities that this limited medium has to offer.Read more →
Design studio Fantastic Norway created a dreamy, pixellated cloud of recycled cardboard for the student exhibition of the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture in Oslo. Their artwork demonstrates how beautiful a simple idea can be. “Being that the exhibition is set to present brand new design objects, we decided to base the architectural concept…Read more →
As part of 2012′s London Festival of Architecture, interaction design firm Troika launched a beautiful thought-provoking installation at Hoxton Square. Celebrating the weather as a predominant topic of discussion in British culture, ‘The Weather Yesterday’ is a five-meter high sculpture that shows the weather and temperature at any point of time exactly as it was the previous day.Read more →