UNDERWATER MUSEUM IN CANCUN, MEXICO
People snorkeling in Cancun will get a little treat by way of the “Subaquatic Museum” by British artist Jason de Caires Taylor.
About 400 life-size casts will be submerged off the resort of Cancun by the end of 2010. It is hoped that the low-acidity cement figures, designed to be anti-corrosive and mimic rock, will be transformed over time into artificial reefs. Some will be in shallow waters for snorkelers to enjoy.
The cement sculpture, called “The Collector,” shows a figure who records bottled treasures in logbooks. It weighs four tons and is anchored 26 feet under the sea. Divers watch a yellowtail damselfish nibble on algae growing from the sculpture’s pant leg, which its creators hope will eventually sprout colorful coral.
Read whole article: reuters.
VISUAL ARTIST SUE GOOGLE OVER LIBRARY PROJECT
The American Society of Media Photographers and other groups representing visual artists plan to file a class-action lawsuit against Google today, asserting that the company’s efforts to digitize millions of books from libraries amount to large-scale infringement of their copyrights.
This lawsuit if similar to complaints filed in 2005 by the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers when they first opposed Google’s library project on copyright grounds.
Those groups have since agreed to a sweeping $125 million settlement that, if approved, would allow Google to make available and sell digital copies of millions of out-of-print books. The settlement would also give authors and publishers new ways to make money from digital copies of their work. Read whole article: nytimes.
BEATRIZ MILHAZES GOLD ROSE SERIES AT JAMES COHAN GALLERY NYC
Beatriz Milhazes was born 1961, lives and works in Rio de Janerio and attended School of Visual Arts, in Parque Lage, Brazil and is known for her work juxtaposing Brazilian cultural imagery and references to western Modernist painting.
Beatriz Milhazes exhibit ‘Gold Rose Series’ is currently showing at the James Cohan Gallery in New York City through May 1, 2010.
Sal (Salt), 2009
Canela (Cinnamon), 2009
Pimeta Vermelha (Red Pepper), 2009
Sugar (Sugar), 2009
ROA COMES TO LONDON
Famed urban artist ROA UK solo debut opens in London April 8 and runs through May 2, 2010 at Pure Evil Gallery. The exhibit highlights his unique portrayal of large scale urban wildlife, disquietly cohabiting city streets, hand painted in his distinctive black and white style.
You can see some of ROA works here.