That artists have a tendency to be strange is not surprising. However, Erik Satie, who was a groundbreaking composer that lay the foundation for minimalism in 20th-century classical music, really waved his freak flag high.
The kinetic sculpture behind the Rio 2016 Olympic cauldron is so hypnotic you might not have noticed the flame itself is rather tiny compared to past games.
You’d think that fun lies with their walls of colorful stripes, but inside the bright tents is the deadly gas of sulfuryl fluoride, quietly building up to eliminate nesting drywood termites.
Athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be taking home bits of recycled mirrors, car parts, and X-ray plates in their medals as part of design aimed at sustainability.
As numerous dump trucks circled a corner of Socrates Sculpture Park, transporting several tons of new soil, what appeared to have been routine landscape maintenance was actually the curation of a new mini-ecosystem, “A Concave Room for Bees.”
They’re all about sports, but that doesn’t mean the 2016 Rio Olympics have no room for art.
In Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, Marco Polo regales Kublai Khan with tales of his travels, musing about the strange poetry of each city and their intersections with memory and selfhood.
One hurdle after another.