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Hydrocarbon art exhibition in Houston

An art exhibition exploring nature and petrochemical production is taking place in Houston at the DiverseWorks Art Space in March as part of Fotofest 2012, spotted by Ken F at the photography festival opening. “Necrocracy” by Brooklyn-based artist Marina Zurkow explores the world of hydrocarbons in video animation, drawings and sculpture. Three new video works […]

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Plastic bather in Hamburg’s lake

Reclining in the waters of Hamburg‘s Binnenalster lake is this German sculpture “Die Badende” (the bather) made from expandable polystyrene (styrofoam) and steel, according to an article on Yahoo news today. It is a giant sculpture by artist Oliver Voss showing a woman’s head and knees, as if she was lying down in the water, […]

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Fourth Prix Pictet focuses on Power

The photography prize Prix Pictet will take the theme of “Power” this year, the chairman of the prize, Stephen Barber announced at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France this week.   The centrepiece was a multi-media presentation on the theme of “Growth” by the current Prix Pictet laureate, artist Mitch Epstein, of his series on energy […]

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BP and the Romantics – Oil company sponsors arts

  Complaints about BP being allowed to sponsor the arts seem to have disappeared in an oily haze. In fact the whole subject has gone dead.   It’s another win-win arts sponsorship deal for BP and Tate Britain‘s current “Romantics” exhibition. BP gets the exposure as a philanthropical organisation, and London gets a world-class nine-room […]

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