Wanna see what 100,000 dollar bills looks like? Last year Hans-Peter Feldmann was awarded the $100,000 Biennal Hugo Boss prize for his contributions to the contemporary art world. The 70-year-old german conceptualist who’s portfolio dates 60 years found it appropriate to create a $100,000 installation utilizing all of his prize money at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. The bills took approximately 13 days to pin to the wall and were taken from out-of-circulation currency. The Guggenheim says Feldmann is portraying currency as mass-produced material used every day, rather than a symbol of capitalism. This well guarded exhibit is bound to become a topic of discussion amongst the art lovers visiting the exhibition, open until November 2nd, 2011.
Chris Bohn, editor-in-chief of The Wire, contributed an in-depth essay on Pet Shop Boys’ new album ‘Elysium’ exclusively for Electronic Beats. Featured in the programme of last night’s exclusive PSB show, you can now read it in full here. – more
In the era of Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pininterest and whatever the hell else there is out there, it seems that everybody taking snapshots would think themselves a photographer just by virtue of being able to point and shoot. But if you take a step back and look at the whole picture (!), you will see – more
The affinity for the weird, obscure and bizarre has gained momentum in the last few years reinforced by the likes of tumblr as catalysts of visual ‘debris’. The hunt for the abstruse and low-brow is no passing pop culture fad for audiovisual bricoleurs Jigoku though. Driven by the need to unearth and manipulate random VHS – more
You could call Elfriede Jelinek the voice of the liberal Austria. In her works, which cover a great variety of different art forms, she often criticizes the political establishment and the author is well known for her feminist stance. And as you probably know, she won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2004 and didn’t – more