Archive for the 'Conceptual Art' Category
“In the upper-left corner of each box we find the following statement: “This work by Zbigniew Libera has been sponsored by Lego” – as the project was made possible thanks to the bricks presented by the polish department of the Danish company. Upon its presentation in Denmark, LEGO headquarters has launched legal complaints against the artist, however as a result of a fierce press campaign it has decided to drop the lawsuit. The controversies concerning Libera’s LEGO also appeared in Poland, yet those where of a somewhat different character. As a result the artist has refused to exhibit in the Polish pavilion at the Venetian Biennale. In the meantime the work has become an icon and – in various versions – was exhibited in galleries and museum collections across the globe. One of sets was purchased by the Jewish Museum in New York.”
Li Wei has been discovered by by the internet recently. Mostly his new work of photos showing the artist flying or in other gravity-defying poses. Some of his earlier work is just as interesting. It’s worth noting that Wei primarily considers himself a performance artist and sees the photographs as secondary documentation.
The work below is entitles Person’s Hand.
Here’s some more brilliance from Nagi Noda, the Japanese artist who brought us that crazy video with the exercising poodles.