November 2015

Write What You Know

[video: width:750 height:422 autoplay:0] In her recent piece for The Atlantic, Victoria Clayton refers to the “problem” of needlessly complex writing in academia. But this complexity is only a problem for those who don’t see a need for it. And nobody needs complexity more than academics. Big ideas need big words to express them. Concepts must […]

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In conversation with Marianne Zamecznik

magic language///game of whispers September 10–13, 2015 The Nordic Craft Pavilion, Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris, France Curated by Katrine Borup, Agnieszka Knap, Anna Leoniak, Katarina Siltavuori, and Marianne Zamecznik Exhibition view, magic language///game of whispers, 2015, Nordic Craft Pavilion, Révélations, Grand Palais, Paris, photo: Blog Esprit Design Norwegian curator Marianne Zamecznik is a relative newcomer

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David Clarke · Anders Ljungberg

The questions in this interview are loosely inspired by the word pairings published on the exhibition announcement. They are: Corpus • Parallel        Investigation• Reflection        Activity • Still Objects • Abject        Hidden • Reveal            Shiny • Dull Volume • Space        Missing • Present            Skin • Surface Beyond •

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Save our Smog!

Image Source: Studio Roosegaarde Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, in a stunning show of disregard for everything capitalist society has to offer, has taken it upon himself to remove carbon particles out of our air. The carbon particles we’ve worked so hard to put into the air. After everything we’ve done to move society forward! Well,

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Beyond Unwearable—The Changing Site of Body

“Once formed into images and representations, surfaces become keys and corridors of perception, signaling immediate reactions, eliciting habitual responses, exciting associations, and awakening and establishing memory.”[1] Amelia Toelke, Dragonfruit, 2014, mirrored acrylic, 2.7 x 2.7 m, photo: Tinnakorn Nugul Looking at two very different makers, this article explores adornment in installation works and the ways

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Valdis Brože: White Pate

Valdis Brože, Untitled, 2015, ring series, gold-plated silver, mammoth bone, photo: Art Gallery Putti Valdis Brože makes jewelry about the passage of time. His forthcoming exhibition, White Pate, at Latvia’s Art Gallery Putti, features Brože’s series of intricately hewn rings. Each ring reflects minute progression in the artist’s craft: shades of difference realized in careful

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Marc Monzo: Blank

Marc Monzo, Blank Earrings Big, 2015, 18-karat gold, 37 x 15 x 15 mm, photo: artist Known for his insightful forms and well-designed jewelry, Marc Monzo is an artist living and working in Barcelona, Spain. After studying jewelry at the Escola Massana in Barcelona, he has gone on to give numerous lectures and workshops and

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