In a new show, Nicole Marroquin’s artworks are in dialogue with the documentary photographs of Mexican-born artist Diana Solís.
Sarah Rose Sharp
Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, and multimedia artist. She has shown work in New York, Seattle, Columbus and Toledo, OH, and Detroit — including at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She is primarily concerned with artist and viewer experiences of making and engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research in the state of contemporary art in postindustrial and redeveloping cities.
A Crowd-Sourced Archive of Our Oceans’ Plastics
Pam Longobardi’s new book Ocean Gleaning features her plastic-based artworks as well as logs of ocean waste sourced by 75 contributors.
Radicalizing the Hebrew Letter
Translating text into visual forms, Lynne Avadenka creates meditative dialogues that transcend time.
Roman Concrete Had “Self-Healing” Properties, Study Finds
Researchers say the presence of mineral deposits known as “lime clasts” could explain why these ancient structures remain standing.
The Artist Painting Icons of Earth’s Endangered Species
Angela Manno applies her knowledge of Byzantine iconography to memorialize the fauna and flora whose days are threatened or already past.
Who’s the Artist Behind These Unsettling Tudor Paintings?
The identity of the painter known as the Master of the Countess of Warwick has long been a mystery. A new exhibition hazards a guess.
Italy’s Commercial Posters Are Works of Fine Art
A new exhibition at Manhattan’s Center for Italian Modern Art looks at the cross-pollination between avant-garde art and commercial posters in post-WWII Italy.
Melting Robots Are the Future, Accept It
A new study details the creation of a hyper-flexible material inspired by an unexpected source: the humble sea cucumber.
Tokyo Public Toilet Puts On a Mesmerizing Light Show
Tomohito Ushiro’s design features billions of shifting lighting patterns and encourages people to use the restroom without “feeling stress.”
Move Over, Jeff Koons, Another Awful Artwork Is Heading to the Moon
At least we won’t have to look at it on Earth.
The Rise and Fall of the Neo-Romantics
Theatres of Melancholy: The Neo-Romantics in Paris and Beyond highlights a group of artists who found acclaim and patronage only to fall back into obscurity.
Historic Railroad Spike Fetches $2M at Auction
The steel spike clad in gold and silver commemorated the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869.