From Artists

The Confession of Zero by Sugimoto

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Castello di Ama is winery located in a very small hamlet in Tuscany. Over the last 17 years, the owners have commissioned remarkable site-specific artworks. I wrote about our visit with our family in an earlier post. I highly recommend this stop in Italy with or without your children. One of the more recent commissions in the collection …

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Sophie Clements

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Sophie Clement’s video “Shall I This Time Hold You?” is currently installed in the foyer of the Barbican Centre.  Her work is about chance. It’s about time. It’s about things we can’t control and so much more. When you combine those ideas with breaking concrete, dropping lumber, and explosions, then you have some strong lines between how …

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3 Female Artists at the DWAC

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Today is the last day for the UAB/UA Faculty Exhibition at the Dinah Washington Art Center in Tuscaloosa. I’m disappointed that I just got to the show this week. Included in the exhibition are three female artists that I want to see more from. Jane Cassidy is working in Tuscaloosa making sound and video installations. …

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Robert Morris

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While we are in Tuscany, we have plans to visit the Gori Collection, where they have seven artworks by Robert Morris. Robert Morris began working during the Minimalist, Process Art, and Earth Art movements in the 60s and 70s. He both contributes to how we understand them and is making something totally different. His work challenges the …

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At Work with Christo

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We are preparing to see Christo’s installation, and the construction photos on his website are perfect for my little boys. Not only do they help us comprehend the scale, but they are also inspire them to build different kinds of things with their own mini-trucks. Click on any image to get more information about the project or image. …

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Christo: Floating Piers

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All four of us are headed Italy to walk on water! Floating Piers is Christo’s newest installation, and his first large scale project since The Gates in NYC in 2005. The pictures of the site and construction on his website are a great way to introduce the project to my children. The hard hats and scuba gear from those …

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Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller is building a new slide in London. 178 meters in 40 seconds will make it the highest slide in the world. More interestingly, you will be weaving through, around, and down a sculpture by Anish Kapoor. In 2012, Anish Kapoor designed the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Olympic games. There are some wonderful drawings, studio …

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Ugo Schildge

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Ugo Schildge’s cogwheels are mesmerizing. He makes paintings with them and uses them as metaphors to think about time, human nature, and the need for adjustments. The broken and spinning images are enthralling. The squeaks and thuds keep the experience real. We chilled out to these videos during a break. Now, we might need to paint or put …

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Make Chase Magical

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The poem begins… A Ghost in the shell, >dancing the procedural revolution<. You know how every child puts a blanket over their head and the world instantly turns into magic? It’s the first game my babies learned to play. Then they learned to play chase while running around with blankets or buckets on their heads. Blind chase, running into doors …

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Eric Carle at the High

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During my trip to Atlanta, I took my littles to the High Museum of Art. A beautiful museum that I would visit for the architecture, courtyard, and atrium alone. In the lower galleries, there is an exhibition of collages by Eric Carle, a prolific illustrator who is best know for writing The Very Hungry Caterpillar. His first book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What …

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