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Aqua Dice, afloat off the coast of the Canary Islands. Photo courtesy of Max Mulhern.

Aqua Dice on a roll – Max Mulhern’s game of chance is launched into the Atlantic

Aqua Dice is launched! The sculptural project by Paris-based artist and artblog correspondent Max Mulhern is floating in the wild and deep green sea. What a surprise the bright orange cubes are and how jaunty they look in this picture.  In spite of its jauntiness, the project has a pithy underbelly, about immigration and all kinds of human roll of the dice issues. Become part of the project at  Max’s Aqua Dice website, where you can place your bet on the dice roll’s outcome for your chance to win a print from the project.  And to follow the progress of the real world ... More » »

Marcel Duchamp ‘The Bride Stripped bare by her Batchelors, Even’ (1915-23), oil, varnish, lead wire, lead foil, dust, glass, PMA

Dancing Around the Bride at the PMA

Dancing Around the Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA)through Jan. 21, 2013 is an extraordinary, multi-dimensional exploration of a significant period in American art history. While the ideas it presents are hardly new, the sensitive installation, designed by the artist, Philippe Parreno, emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of the mutual personal and artistic influences among Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. This is an exhibition as Gesamkunstwerk, and it offers the best, possible understanding of the interconnected, artistic experimentation in New York City in the late 1950s-1960s. Parreno’s installation pivots around a low, platform ... More » »