Seedy Sedgewick

Art from a girl.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/01/22/porcelain-dishes-infested-hand-painted-ants/

http://www.lostateminor.com/2014/01/22/porcelain-dishes-infested-hand-painted-ants/

I found the perfect tableware to accompany THIS.

I who have arrived in heaven

“Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has two new “psychedelic” art installations at the David Zwirner gallery in New York. One is called Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away and the other one, Love is Calling.

Infinity Mirrored Room provides a surreal and fantastical glimpse of what eternity feels like. Surrounding the room are hundreds of multi-coloured LED lights that hang at different heights, reflected by wall-to-wall mirrors. The effect will simply envelope the viewers in a sea that’s devoid of time and place.

Love is Calling is a room filled with inflatable, polka-dotted tentacles that change colours. You’ll also be listening to the soothing voice of Kusama reciting a Japanese love poem.”

Via Lost At E Minor. So jealous of New Yorkers!

Candyland

 

 

Magical candy-colored sugar kingdom installation by Nicole Andrijevic & Tanya Schultz. Possibly one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Definitely check out the other pictures over at EMPTY KINGDOM.

Psychedelica

 

Piece by artist Kate Shaw

 

Another piece by Australian artist Kate Shaw

Here’s an interview with the artist over at Lost at E Minor.

 

Destruction dress (possible trigger warning)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The more I read the news, the angrier I get about rape culture. I’m sick of pretty much everything and I’ve also been artistically stumped for the last couple of weeks. I started collecting materials: perforated sheet metal, sheets of bubble wrap, nails, razor blades. Simultaneously, I read articles about the Stubenville, Ohio rape case. So now I’m thinking of making a piece that reacts to the idea that women need to dress to avoid rape, that the burden is on the woman to keep safe. I like the contrast of the fragile, transparent bubble wrap and these sharp, dangerous pieces of metal. Of course the outfit would have to be a dress or skirt-set, not only because of the association with femininity, but because of this. Thinking of calling it “Asking for Nothing.”

 

A few articles on anti-rape clothing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-rape_device#Rape-aXe

http://www.euronews.com/2013/04/05/indian-students-invent-anti-rape-electric-shock-underwear/

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/japanese-skirt-fear-of-crime/2007/10/20/1192301096588.html

 

Lucy McRae’s video art

Completely amazing. Check out her other videos too!

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utagawa_Kuniyoshi