Shortly, I'll be making an exciting announcement that has my stomach tied up in knots. These inspirational quotes, by Ashley Herrin, will give you a clue as to what's about to happen over here at My Modern Met.
Boston-based graphic designer Herrin overlays these wonderful words over her own photography, giving us that boost of hope or confidence we, at times, need in…Continue
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Just wrapped up in London was the Dulwich Festival, an event that brought together the biggest names in street art to create huge murals inspired by classic works found in England's oldest art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Old Masters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Nicholas Poussin and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo were given a special homage as the current leaders in…Continue
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Last year, photographer Chase Jarvis called Singapore-based Jared Lim an emerging talent for his unique architectural photos which Jarvis described as both "bright and alive." Indeed, take one look at his…Continue
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Starting May 24 and running till June 10, a brand new interactive installation is making its debut at Vivid Sydney, the world famous light festival in Sydney, Australia that draws in crowds of more than half a million. Intel Australia has teamed up with Sydney-based…
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In what promises to be one of the most exciting dance performances to hit Scotland, contemporary choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and 17 Buddhist monks ages 10-26, from the Shaolin Temple in China, present Sutra. After a successful run in 2008, the show is back for two days, May 17 and May 18 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Sutra blends martial…Continue
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To celebrate Buddha's birthday, Seoul, South Korea pulls out all the stops. Traditionally celebrated on the full moon of May, or May 17 this year, Buddha's birthday is an important day in many Asian countries including India and Japan. The day is even considered an official holiday in places like Hong Kong, Macua and South Korea.
A hallmark of South Korea's…Continue
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Today's your last chance to see this giant red balloon dog! As part of art fair Frieze New York, Paul McCarthy created this inflatable dog towering over Frieze's tent. At 80 feet tall, it's an interesting nod to Jeff Koons with one critic…Continue
New York, it's now your turn to experience the interactive installation that caused quite a ruckus last year when it debuted in London. Rain Room, by London and Berlin-based collective Random International, allows you to experience the rain without getting wet! First…
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This has got to be one of the trippiest light installations we've ever come across. Isotopes v.2, by Nonotak Studio, is currently on view at the Mapping Festival in Geneva. The catalyst for the project is the now famous city of Fukushima in Japan. Back in 2011, Fukushima's nuclear power plant suffered…Continue
If a stranger sat silently across from you and stared straight into your eyes, what kind of emotions would you feel? Or, better yet, how long would it take before you broke down and cried? In 2010, at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, world-renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic put on The Artist is Present, or what's been called, "a milestone in…
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based artist Rogerio Degaki has created an incredible series of works that will make you scratch your head. While at first glance you think you're looking at close-up photos of children's knitted sweaters, find out they're actually oil paintings and you can't help but be completely blown away.
How does he do it? Degaki tells us that his process of…Continue
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Brussels, Belgium-based artist David Mesguich used polypropylene sheets or recycled plastic, to create a huge 4 x 3 x 2 meter sculpture of a woman's head. Called Luz 1.0, the futuristic-looking being symbolizes "the passage from one dimension to another, from the concrete to the mental world." Simply put, she is "trying to overcome physical boundaries."
In order to convey…Continue
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Ready for an exciting giveaway? We here at My Modern Met have partnered up with the photography loving site Photojojo to give one lucky winner two fun prizes!
As many of you know, we recently launched our very own online art store called My Modern Shop. It's a place…Continue
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Artist Ed Fairburn has recently come out with new works that live somewhere between sculptures and drawings. He's still using traditional ink to draw on maps but now he's cutting and layering maps to create incredibly intriguing works. For the piece above,…Continue
Today, after seeing Etsy's Facebook post about the hilariously awesome sloth ring, pictured above and created by Curious Burrow, it reminded me of a trend that seems to be popping up everywhere. Animal wrapped…
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For one to truly appreciate this new installation by artist Michael Murphy, one must view it from a specific angle. Called Damage, the sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from a ceiling. Opened just last Friday at the Association for Visual Arts, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Damage is meant as a way for us…
A few days after we wrote about the all-new Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California, a media relations representative from the resort emailed us, asking us if we wanted to take a private tour of their grounds. Of course, we jumped at the chance! We not only wanted to show our viewers spots we…
After we first wrote about the giant rubber duck that's floating around Hong Kong, we got in touch with the artist behind it, Florentijn Hofman, to ask him a quick question. What does he hope the locals get out of this huge art piece?
Hofman said, "The world is one through…Continue
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