Ben Valentine

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Eva and Franco Mattes’s latest work, Dark Content (2015–ongoing), is a series of videos only viewable through the Tor Browser and hosted on the darknet.

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Post image for A Floating, Abandoned Building Will Become a Space for Khmer Art

Located in what was a massive floating hotel in the Kingdom of Wonder, The Boat could become a thriving center for arts and culture in Cambodia.

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Post image for Plastiglomerate, the Anthropocene’s New Stone

The new stone is a fusion, through fire, of molten plastic and natural materials.

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Post image for An Artist Collects the Stories of Cambodian Refugees

LONDON — Artist Dayanny So left Cambodia when he was 24 years old.

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The Surreal Beauty of Feedlots by Satellite

by Ben Valentine on September 30, 2015

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Quarantined into rectangles, tiny dots litter the landscape.

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Post image for Artists Interpret a Colonial Collection of 125,660 Indonesian Specimens

Intended or not, the words used around collections set agendas, and what is collected and what remains absent is always political.

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Post image for A Chess Set in Homage to Marcel Duchamp, with Mustaches

Last year artists Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera collaborated on a project called “Readymake: Duchamp Chess Pieces,” which reconstructed a chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp with a 3D printer.

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Post image for One Artist’s Quest to Turn Beach Plastic into Art

Confronting and unraveling the intimate relationship that contemporary society has with plastic is at the heart of artist Pam Longobardi’s mission for the Drifters Project.

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Post image for An Artist’s Engineering Feats with Flimsy Materials

BERLIN — Walking into the Hamburger Bahnhof brings back a very formative moment in my art education.

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Post image for The Story of Reviving a Community Art Center in Battambang, Cambodia

I arrived in Battambang, Cambodia, late last year via a 5-hour bus ride from Siem Reap.

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