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Category Archives: Exhibits

Designer Transforms Found DNA Into 3-D Portraits

Every day you leave behind bits of information that disclose private details about you. You must choose to protect your privacy. Designer Heather Dewey-Hagborg merges visual technology and science to consider the potential for a culture of genetic surveillance. In her project Stranger Visions, she collects abandoned genetic material that is ripe for the picking, […]

What the Duck?

What came first? The duck or the egg? Well, imagine waking up one day to see a larger than life-size sculpture of a bright yellow “rubber duck” in front of you. You might be wondering, how am I supposed to react to this unordinary gigantic yet ordinary object? The history and public appearance of these […]

We The Sheeple

Wake up, people! Have you herd, we are about to nominate our 45th president of the United States of America. Do you care? No, seriously. Do you? The designer for this poster obviously does. http://www.aiga.org/general/gotv-detail/?entryId=13646 Your voting participation, or lack thereof, implicated by this poster’s visual rhetoric attempts to define how you give to society […]

Light Art Master: Dan Falvin

Dan Flavin was an American Minimalist artist famous for creating sculptural objects and installations from commercially available fluorescent light fixtures. The relationship between the light, the shadow and the space that he has created has gone beyond the tube itself. The interesting thing is all his works don’t have names, but he named after his […]

Black & White Spring

  I went to a photography exhibit last Saturday in Washington D.C. for one of my other classes. Alexander, or Sasha, Vasiljev has an exhibit up in Washington Studio School called “Spring in Black and White” in which he has photographed pictures of flowers in black and white. On his main website, the exhibition’s description […]

Be There or Be Square

The 2014 DC Design Week is coming up next month from Saturday, October 19 to Saturday, October 25 in and around Washington! I’ve never been to any AIGA DC events ever since I’m still relatively new to the whole “design” world; however, I plan on making my first trip to at least one of the […]

Museum Design

What is a museum? It’s basically a place that holds artwork, sculptures, rocks, bugs, etc for people to come and see, right? Lets take The Natural History Museum for example. It holds artifacts from ancient civilizations, to live bugs that creep and crawl. But have you ever just taken a look at the way a […]

Ai Weiwei at the Hirsshorn

Ai Weiwei is a contemporary Chinese artist who uses sculpture, photography and drawing usually to depict political statements and messages. He became popular during the 90s when he first started defacing Chinese artifacts to create his pieces. His art pieces had caused such waves in China that he was actually sent to prison for a […]

The Phillips Collection

A few weekends ago I went to the Phillips Collection on free museum day. Every year museums have one day that they offer free tickets. This year the the Phillips Collection opened their doors to the public. I have only been to this museum once and it was only for the last 30 minutes that […]

Is it fiberglass or human flesh?

While browsing the web, I came across this magnificent artist that makes astonishing works of art.  Ron Mueck is a man that makes sculptures of humans by using mainly fiberglass. Each sculpture that he creates of humans is either large in proportion, or small then the usual human. For instance, there is a photo of a sculpture […]