Sculpture As Social Practice

Social sculpture is a theory developed by the artist Joseph Beuys in the 1970s based on the concept that everything is art, that every aspect of life could be approached creatively and, as a result, everyone has the potential to be an artist. Social sculpture united Beuys’ idealistic ideas of a utopian society together with…

The Evolution Of Tropical Brutalism

Though there are undeniable visual similarities between European Brutalism and the concrete structures that have sprung up throughout the equatorial nations, there are underlying differences. While incorporating the characteristic use of concrete, rigid geometry and cavernous interiors of their antecedents in colder climates, Brutalism of the tropics was largely born from a newfound place of…

Ant Farm: The Dissident Architecture Collective That Challenged The Values Of 70s America

A San Francisco-based collective of architects and artists practicing together from 1968 to 1978, Ant Farm’s activity was distinctly interdisciplinary, uniting architecture, performance, media, happenings, sculpture, and graphic design. Kidnapping Buckminster Fuller, crashing a Cadillac through a wall of burning television sets and restaging JFK’s assassination in Dallas were some of the more provoking actions…

The Aesthete’s Wish List: 10 Of The Best Things You Can Buy This October

Covering October’s new drops, restocks, and promising auctions, Something Curated has compiled a list of ten of the most coveted items available for purchase this month, spanning art, fashion, home and more. Art Primavera Fish, 1929-1930 || Ercole Barovier In 1929 Ercole Barovier, then-artistic director of his family’s glassmaking firm Vetreria Artistica Barovier, invented Primavera…

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