“The moon is interesting because it’s a not yet habitable space so it’s a fantastic place to put your dreams,” says Olafur Eliasoson of his recent collaborative project with Ai Weiwei. Utilizing the connective capabilities of the internet, they invited people all over the world to leave their marks on the “Moon” and so far over 35,000 people have participated. The duo debuted their massive scale interactive project at the Falling Walls conference in Berlin this year with the help of curator Marcello Pisu who says, “The main inspiration of the Moon is the democratization of the creative and artistic process, and the encouragement of a constructive visual dialogue.” [Read more…]
Forever Bicycles: Ai Weiwei Revisits his Impressive Repeating Sculpture at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche
World renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei recently re-released his impressively repeating Forever Bicycles installation at Toronto’s La Nuit Blanche, an all night arts and culture festival. He previously installed the massive piece at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy, that time stacking them on their sides and only using 760 bicycles… yes we said only. The new piece uses a staggering 3000 bicycles lit in such a way that they almost appear to be digital repetitions. [Read more…]
Huang Guofu from Chongqing, China lost his arms because of an electrical shock at the age of 4
Huang Guofu from Chongqing, China lost his arms because of an electrical shock at the age of 4, but that didn’t stop him from drawing. At age 12 he started to learn how to paint with his mouth and feet.
“God might have closed my door. But my window was left open, allowing me to make a living and even feel happy and content. I’d say I still appreciate what God has given me.” Huang Guofu
Last months TED conference featured a moving film about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei highlighting his treatment by the government, social change, the power of social media and Weiwei’s hopes for the future of China. Now he has been detained by authorities which has prompted concern from TED HQ and the global community. [Read more…]