Weekend Art Digest: Vol. 5

Hand-picked content from the world of art for your weekend reading and viewing.

Art + Design -

Winter picnics in India are not just a fun affair. They are an annual ritual that’s eagerly awaited, meticulously planned (well, almost) and taken very, very seriously. Photographer Arko Datto in Juxtapoz captures the buses, riverside locations, utensils, massive sound systems and more. 


From surrounding entire islands with pink polypropylene to stretching a quarter-mile long fabric across a valley in Colorado; when it comes to working on an epic scale, there’s hardly any other artist who even comes close to Christo. A profile in The New York Times as he passes away at 84. 


Japan and Minimalism have almost become synonymous with each other. But is it nothing more than a misleading assumption? Glenn Adamson, in Hyperallergic, elaborates. 


Marcel Duchamp - of the ‘upside down urinal’ fame - was an artist whose pathbreaking body of work still provokes and confounds after all these years. Andy Battaglia in ARTnews does a countdown of his 18 most puzzling artworks. 


Pick up your coffee mug. Look at its handle. Now reimagine it in 100 different ways. Ceramic Artist Lalese Stamps took up the challenge as part of a 100 Day Project. Check out the results here on Colossal


Image: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83. Photo: Wolfgang Volz. Copyright: Christo and Jeanne-Claude


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