A 5,000-year chronicle of human violence is the goal of illustrator Seymour Chwast’s new book project, which follows his almost six-decades of antiwar art.
Mel Chin Crowdfunds a Film About Climate Change, Featuring an Inuit Hunter and Poodles
Artist Mel Chin’s plan was to film an Inuit hunter racing through the streets of Paris on a sled pulled by seven fluffy white poodles, timing this vision of the Arctic in the French capital with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of last year.
The Artist Building a Bridge from Brooklyn to Governors Island
Nancy Nowacek has a dream: she wants to build a pedestrian bridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island.
Binging on Selfies and Regurgitating Money: The Best of Hong Kong’s Art Fair Week
HONG KONG — Admission to the final days of last week’s Art Basel Hong Kong was sold out, and the fair logged an impressive 70,000 attendees.
Hans Holbein’s Anamorphic Skull as a Temporary Tattoo
A huge, distorted skull appears like a slash across Hans Holbein the Younger’s 1533 “The Ambassadors,” and it’s only when viewed from an angle that the death’s head emerges from the painting in three dimensions. It’s one of the most famous uses of anamorphosis, but how to communicate this unique omen of impending mortality in a more personal way?
Two Crowdfunding Campaigns Aim to Create Art for the Blind
Imagine never being able to see the Mona Lisa, much less understand what people mean when they talk about her enigmatic smile.
Photographer Alec Soth’s Winnebago Workshop Takes Arts Education on the Road
“Moving through the world brings the world alive,” Alec Soth told Hyperallergic. “I considered myself a photographer for about a decade before I seriously started traveling. Once I hit the road, everything changed. I found I could more deeply connect with the people and places I encountered.”
Before They Disappear: A Virtual Reality Requiem for the Last Four White Rhinos
When filmmakers Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill began researching the Northern white rhinoceros over a year ago, there were seven on the whole planet. Now there are only four.
Young Designers Transform the Interiors of Mumbai’s Taxis
With a population of over 20 million in its metropolitan area, Mumbai is one of the biggest cities in the world, and taxis are integral to its transportation.
Restoring 16th-Century European Martial Arts Manuals
For researchers or practitioners interested in the history of European martial arts, many of the resources are in private hands, and online images from key texts on fencing or other sword fighting are of middling quality.
You Can Kickstart an Urban Human Compost Center
At death in the United States we are faced with two options: burial or cremation.
Warhol’s Great-Niece Plans Documentary About “Uncle Andy”
Andy Warhol is one of those artists that many people love but few completely understand.