Contemporary Art World Roundup

posted by – 07/21/12 @ 1:54pm

  • In Paris, photographer Alban Grosdidier’s crisp black and white portraits of subjects submerged underwater bring to mind Eric Zener’s own bubbly underwater diving paintings. Check out Grosdidier’s photographs here, which seek to express “the feelings of submersion that you can have living in a big city.” 
  • Private, online-only art exhibitions? New websites like seek to “mimic the setup of a physical space” with temporary online shows, while museums like the London Institute of Contemporary Art are getting creative with the web and sound works to reach their audience while being forced to close during the Olympics. Read at the Guardian.
  • Meanwhile, in the UK, the Saatchi Online introduces “100 Curators, 100 Days”, an online exhibition revealing new works everyday at 12 AM PST; a stolen Henry Moore sculpture is recovered; and a Damien Hirst spin painting is installed in a Burger King for the rest of the year.

    Photo: Alban Grosdidier

"Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face, Flame Grilled Painting" - Hirst in Burger King

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