To honor the 2010 Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, Amnesty International hired Dutch designer Maarten Baas to create an object which would represent Xiaobo’s “long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Inspired by Xiaobo’s forced absence during the awards ceremony in 2010 (he was and is currently incarcerated as a . . . → Read More: Amnesty International and Maarten Baas create an ‘Empty Chair’ to honor the work of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo
I love this idea for re-purposing old worn shirts!
After looking for ways to re-purpose her husband’s worn and shrunken shirts, Annika (or Mrs. Jermyn) came up with the idea of turning them into teddy bears. “Knowing how much work goes into all that detail of making these shirts, I couldn’t let them go . . . → Read More: Mrs. Jermyn re-purposes men’s old shirts into teddy bears
The German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was awarded the 2010 Hugo Boss Prize, a biennial award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art. As the winner of this award Feldmann received an honorarium of $100,000. For his solo exhibition at the Guggenheim, Feldmann has tacked up the same amount . . . → Read More: Hans-Peter Feldmann fills a room in the Guggenheim with $100,000