To mark the launch of The Massachusetts Design Art and Technology Institute (DATMA), the non-collecting contemporary art center and its partners will kick off a city-wide, collaborative venture called Summer Winds. DATMA has commissioned the centerpiece of Summer Winds, a large-scale, site specific architectural art installation called Silver Current created by celebrated Los Angeles, CA based artist Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics.
Silver Current will feature an 8,000-square foot kinetic skynet sculpture, in Shearn’s signature style, installed over Custom House Square Park in New Bedford throughout the Summer Winds season. DATMA has chosen the theme of wind to highlight a natural element of the Southcoast geography that has inspired and brought prosperity to many in the past and will do so again.
Made out of ultra-lightweight metalized film, Silver Current is the latest of the artist’s series Skynets that will move and shimmer with the wind, from 15 feet off the ground to 115 feet in the air. The customized piece is comprised of approximately 5,200 linear feet of rope, 200 hand-tied technical knots, and approximately 50,000 streamers of holographic silver film on a monofilament net, forming an iridescent wind wave form.
Summer Winds will also feature local and international artists and performers who will create exciting installations and performances that interact with the wind throughout downtown New Bedford, in public parks, and along the waterfront.
Summer Winds will be on view from July 1 to September 30, 2019 in New Bedford, MA and is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit datma.org/summerwinds.
From music and architecture to comedy and horror, these films showcase Ukrainian culture and its long-held ethos of resistance.
A new exhibition focuses on Hesse’s works on paper, and the way they demonstrate the role of drawing in the famed sculptor’s process.
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series featuring renowned artists and cultural thought leaders, this online event is free and open to the public.
The artists showcased in Archival Intimacies examine the colonial trauma’s impact on Asian Americans and search for ways to overcome it.
Eiffel inadvertently paints its protagonist not as a great man worthy of scrutiny or praise, but as the Elon Musk of his day.
This illustrated guide offers readers a broad and accessible introduction to the evolution of Armenian modern and contemporary art.
The fire-resistant copy will be auctioned to raise funds for PEN America.
Funded projects include an exhibition of contemporary and historical retablos and a residency that pairs glass artists with creators in other mediums.
This rigorous, studio-based program in Philadelphia focuses on building unique studio practices that synthesize the disciplines of printmaking, book arts, and papermaking.
Bonhams paused the sale of the rare garment, which was expected to fetch $1.2 million.
Now playing the Cannes Film Festival, the new film from the director of The Square embarks on a luxury cruise that goes to hell.
By enshrining her memories into sculptural form, Juárez celebrates her emotional pilgrimage through the growing pains of childhood to adulthood.