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Bruno Munari - Untitled, 1952

Bruno Munari - Untitled, 1952

Chiharu Shiota - Over the Continents

Chiharu Shiota often revisits the concept of a work each time it is installed in a new space. She collected shoes in Poland for a precursor to Over the Continents, titled Dialogue from DNA. Feeling a sense of distance from the work, Shiota collected shoes again when she was invited to create an installation in Japan, this time requesting notes describing a memory associated with each shoe. Gathering together nearly 4,000 shoes and more than 1,000 notes, most of them handwritten, the work became more intimate. Reading each message allowed Shiota to imagine more vividly the lives of the shoes and their owners.

A selection of the notes on view in this installation have been translated from Japanese and made available here. The Freer|Sackler is grateful to Mariko Ikehara, members of the Washington Japanese Women’s Network (Mai Tanaka Sahker and Noriko Garofalo), Robin Berrington, and Yumi Shintani for their translation services.

Shoe notes

with Rob Warner’s voice “Look at that whip, whattttt the hell!”

with Rob Warner’s voice “Look at that whip, whattttt the hell!”

(Source: chouncazzodicasino, via cleromancy)

Nicholas Galanin -  Inert, 2009

Nicholas GalaninInert, 2009

unhistorical:

Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840)

Here is a man who has discovered the tragedy of landscape.
Visiting Stockholm in october, yaaay!

Visiting Stockholm in october, yaaay!

Matthew Hunt - Odd Ball, 2007

Matthew Hunt - Odd Ball, 2007

Pete will attend the enduro race at Malá Morávka this saturday.

Pete will attend the enduro race at Malá Morávka this saturday.

(Source: fujedas.rajce.idnes.cz)

 Ryan Ponsford - Figure in a landscape, 2011

Ryan Ponsford - Figure in a landscape, 2011

codeorangekids started following you

having a fangirl moment right now. Gonna wear my slow burn shirt tonight and smack Mates at darts!

Sorry for the funkstille. Summer happened.

Sorry for the funkstille. Summer happened.

Izabela Pluta - Four sides of a piece of coal #3

Izabela Pluta - Four sides of a piece of coal #3

theantidote:

Surreal ceramic sculptures created by Toronto artist Jess Riva Cooper titled Viral Seriesas

(via artmesohard:)

Flóra Borsi - IRÉEL

Flóra Borsi - IRÉEL