Ryan Matthew Cohn’s oddities collection

I think Ryan Matthew Cohn is the most representative example of oddity-obsessed collector in modernity: his fascination for mysterious artifacts began since he was a teenager and reflects itself now in what is… Continua a leggere

Richard Long

Everybody knows so well the poetical acts that British artist Richard Long makes towards the nature, but I want to highlight how his sculptures and wall works commonly take the form of geometric… Continua a leggere

ThamesArt

People who look at the ground while they’re walking: when a bad habit turns into a chance.   Gary Phillips realizes its works by arranging little artifacts, that he has discovered over the… Continua a leggere

The art of clean up

A nice series of photographs by Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli made for his book entitled “The Art of Clean up: Life Made Neat and Tidy”: a fascinating and obsessive collection of… Continua a leggere

Tony Cragg

British-born sculptor Tony Cragg uses color families and a carefully curated collection of flotsam and jetsam in his large-scale installations. New Stones – Newtone’s Tones, 1978, plastic. Spectrum, 1985, plastic. Yellow Axe, 1981, 63 found yellow plastic objects.… Continua a leggere

Alexandre Girard’s milagros collection

In Museum of International Folk art, in Santa Fe, the first of its kind, you can see the fabulous Alexandre Girard’s collection of  milagros, votives, nazars, and tamatas from all over the world. The literal… Continua a leggere

The “wet collection” of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Berlin celebrated its 200th Anniversary by opening to the public the just restored East Wing, which was destroyed by Allied bombing during the Second World War. Thousands of… Continua a leggere

Expanded order

In Damián Ortega’s work, objects are never allowed to rest—they are pulled apart, suspended, or rearranged, calling attention to the dynamism of the world around us and the hidden poetry in the everyday. He… Continua a leggere

R is for Relics, Remains and Ruins

R is for Relics, Remains and Ruins is the result of the collaboration between an artist and an archeologist, both avid and sensitive collectors: Alex Rizkalla and Victor Georgopoulos. For this show they… Continua a leggere

Andy Paiko’s Object jars

Without any doubt, Andy Paiko devised the most polished way to give dignity to the items of your collection. Andy is a glass blower since he was just a teenager, during his carreer… Continua a leggere