CHICAGO — Artist Paul Perkins sees the problems created by capitalism. But, instead of providing subtle critique or some perceptive angle or even a conversation starter, he regurgitates what we already know.
2012 was a great year for digital art. As Tumblr rocketed over 25 million hits a month and Instagram became a new venue for creative expression, artists continued to traverse the internet’s sprawling landscape and confront us with the weirdness of our own experiences of virtual space. In this end-of-year roundup, I’ll look at ten events, moments, and trends that marked these past 12 months in digital art.
What a year. Highs, lows, and bloopers. Here is our take on the art, architecture, and design drama that was.
Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created an elegant, efficient solution for a horrific, violent problem: His Mine Kafon is a wind-powered device made from plastic and bamboo that triggers land mines without hurting civilians.
What significance does a single image have in visual culture? The postcard, that old redoubt of tourists in need of a (semi-ironic) memento to send back home, doesn’t play such an active role in our contemporary aesthetics, but it once did.