Tag: Awareness

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Guadalupe Maravilla, Los Purifiers, 2019, performance at ICA Miami

Guadalupe Maravilla Exposes the Trauma of Border Crossing

Knockdown Center is an immersive gallery and contemporary performance space in Maspeth, Queens, known for showcasing innovative and challenging formats of art and visual media. The building itself, named for the Knock-Down door frame that was invented at the site in 1956, has witnessed a tremendous degree of transformation in its more than 100 years of functional existence. So, too, has the audience of revelers who wander the expansive halls, emerging renewed and recharged as a result of any one of the transfixing exhibits that take place.

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"Memory Palace" sprawling installation created by artist Es Devlin

Es Devlin Sets the Stage for a Shift in Human Perspective

In her most recent installation, “Memory Palace,” British artist and stage designer Es Devlin used a massive space, further amplified by mirrors and visual illusion, to convey the journey of humanity – past, present, and future. The work, which just concluded a showing at the Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in London, features noteworthy events in humanity, carved from bamboo and given life and dimension.

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"The Blue Rock," part of Fabrice Wittner's ecologically conscious project "The Northern Lights"

Fabrice Wittner Paints the Aurora Borealis in a Different Light

Fabrice Wittner is an artist with a cause. Well known for his interest in raising awareness and prevention for climate change, the French artist and photographer found a way to bring together two of his passions: art and activism. Through a combination of environmentally friendly leatherette stencils atop low-pollution prints, Wittner turns breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights into an homage on Inuit iconography.