American geneticist and Harvard Medical School professor George Church recently launched a venture that sounds straight out of a science fiction novel. His new company, Colossal, has a seemingly impossible (at least, to the average person) goal of de-extincting the Woolly Mammoth. That’s right. Church has a plan to revive a massive, long-lost creature.
Lush – An Interview With Anthony Padilla
On Thursday, November 11, 2021, artist Anthony Padilla will debut his new solo exhibition, titled “Lush,” at Dinner Gallery in New York City. “Lush” features six new paintings from Padilla and will serve as an extension of his popular Natures series.
Over 200 People Pose Nude to Save the Dead Sea
What does nude modeling have to do with saving a global landmark? American photographer Spencer Tunick is here to explain with his new art installation, which is intended to make a statement about the quickly disappearing Dead Sea.
#TurnOffThePlasticTap by Artist Benjamin Von Wong
Like many people across the globe, Canadian artist and activist Benjamin Von Wong has experienced a growing concern over the last few years regarding single-use plastic waste and its effect on the planet. Unlike many of those who are aware of the problem, though, he’s also making an effort to find a solution.
Bilbao Statue Aims to Get Everyone Talking About Sustainability
Mexican hyperrealist artist Ruben Orozco has got the people of the Spanish city Bilbao up in arms with his latest creation, which is meant to start conversations around the topic of sustainability. Orozco’s statue is titled “Bihar” (translated as “Tomorrow” in Basque) and features the face of a young girl drowning as it pokes out of Spain’s river Nervion.
New Short Film Follows 90-Year-Old Fisherman Fighting Ocean Pollution
A new short film, titled “Voice Above Water” and directed by San Francisco director Dana Frankoff, offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of 90-year-old Wayan Nyo, a Balinese fisherman dedicated to collecting and recycling plastic found in the ocean.
‘Annabel’s for the Amazon’ Takes a Stand for the Rainforest
Annabel’s, the famous London-based, members-only club, isn’t just an exclusive place to dine and be entertained. This club is also taking an environmentalist stand with its impressive initiative, “Annabel’s for the Amazon.”
National Mall Decorated with Over 670,000 Flags to Honor COVID-19 Deaths
The National Mall in Washington, D.C., recently got a makeover, courtesy of local artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. Firstenberg, in an effort to express the sadness she felt for all those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 over the last year and a half, created a stunning art installation with over 670,000 white flags, which symbolize each person who lost the battle against the deadly and highly contagious virus.
Taliban Taking Over Afghanistan Through Sara Rahmani’s Eyes
The footage of the devastation that has hit Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover has touched hearts all over the world. Afghan-born artist and California resident, Sara Rahmani, is no exception.
Introducing Musan, the Mediterranean’s First Underwater Museum
Jason deCaires Taylor was already a well-known British sculptor famous for his underwater exhibits. Now, though, he’s pushing the envelope even further by introducing the Mediterranean’s first underwater museum, known as the Museum of Underwater Sculpture Ayia Napa (MUSAN).