Check out Earthcam, which documents the construction process of the Whitney Museum’s new location in New York’s Meatpacking District. The 20,000 foot space, designed by architect Renzo Piano and located at Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, will be open to the public in 2015.
No artists are part of a movement. Unless they are followers. And then they are unnecessary and doing unnecessary art. If they are exploring in an ‘individual way’ with ‘different ideas’ the idea of another individual, they are making a worthy contribution, but as soon as they call themselves followers or accept the truths they have not explored as truths, they are defeating the purpose of art as an individual expression — Art as art. - Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 - February 16, 1990)
Happy birthday to street artist and social activist Keith Haring! Haring, who passed away in 1990 due to AIDS-related complications, would have been 54 today.
Rachel Whiteread’s 1993 The House - destroyed 1994
Another birthday today— this time it’s Rachel Whiteread, who is perhaps best known for House, which explored and solidified the negative space within a home in East London and won her the Turner Prize in 1993. Whiteread is interested in representing “the residue of years and years of use” by cataloging the empty, usable space within, around and under objects.