MUST OF THE WEEK 17 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2015

August 20, 2015

MUST KNOW: Phil Akashi, our artist of the month,  exhibits his work @Power Station of Arts. Congrats.

3 Artists-in-residence at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel – Phil Akashi, Kartika Mediani and Martin Romeo displayed their work in Shanghai at the Power Station of Art.

The Power Station of Art invited three artists-in-residence at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel to show their work within the Street Museum, as part of the exhibition, Yona Friedman: Mobile Architecture. The Street Museum is nothing like the traditional museum, but to break its order, challenge its authority, call for emotions and anarchy, welcome daily alive spirit.

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MUST SEE:  Sky Ladder by Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang newest installation is called “Sky Ladder”, consisting of a 500 meter long fireworks system attached to a white balloon with helium, that lit up the sky in the small village of Huiyu Island harbour of Quanzhou, China. Cai is known for his explosion events and gunpowder drawings. The artist dedicated this exhibition to his grandmother. Cai stated: “ It touches my heart deeply and it carries the affection for my hometown, friends and family.” The Sky Ladder symbolizes the hope that rises toward the morning sun.

 

 “ For me , this is not only means a return but also the start of a new journey ” – Cai Guo -Quango

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MUST HAVE:  Apps  for Art Lovers

WikiArt - Encyclopedia of Fine Art

With instant access to one of the largest online repositories of fine art, the WikiArt app is an absolute must for art lovers. With more than 2,000 artists and 110,000 artworks from 73 countries across the globe, it is the ultimate reference database. Whether you’re looking for something specific, casually browsing through artists from Michelangelo to Monet or getting inspired by the Muzei Live Wallpaper app, WikiArt is every art buff’s dream.

Musée du Louvre

The official app of the Musée du Louvre allows you to stay up to date with exhibitions, browse hundreds of masterpieces at a high resolution and learn about the museum’s prestigious history from experts in the field. You can even download famous images and assign them to your contacts, wallpaper and screensaver to add a touch of culture to your smartphone.

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