Contemporary Art Projects
The Jeff Koons studio is a highly organized and structured work environment in which hundreds of people contribute to a range of contemporary art projects. Its paintings department, for example, consists of young, modern artists who recreate classical works of art with conceptual elements and add new meaning. The studio is run by a renowned artist who needs to make money in order to maintain its existence. The Jeff Koons studio, for example, employs over 400 workers, with each person contributing to different areas of the studio.
The artistic production of this annual event showcases works of immeasurable substance and formidable creativity. The significance of Groundswell lies in its art historical context. The pieces in the exhibition trace the beginnings of an artistic movement, and the individual works are joined together to create a force that transcends individual identity and experience. To read more about the artists and projects, please follow the links below. This website is for the public, and we appreciate your support.
Illegal Art’s To Do project
Illegal Art’s To Do project first appeared in 2006 on Crosby Street in New York City. The work featured hundreds of Post-it notes spread across an empty storefront and encouraged passersby to add their own “to-dos” or ideas. The company began in 2001 and has since focused on public art projects that foster self-reflection and conversation. In addition to the To Do project, Illegal Art has produced numerous other interactive public art projects.
Judith Scott began creating art at an early age. She was often verbally ‘blocked’ by her mother, but that never stopped her from creating and exploring. Often, she would wrap discarded materials in cloth and thread, experimenting with color and form. During her work, she would brush her hands together to finish the work. Her work is a reflection of life, and her process was as erratic as it was beautiful.
With the Vik Muniz contemporary art projects, you will experience a new way of seeing the world. This conceptual artist creates works that challenge the viewer’s visual literacy and explore areas where epistemology meets image-making. In his solo exhibition, Surfaces, Muniz explores how we view and understand space. He also uses trash and other materials to create beautiful artworks that evoke feelings of remembrance.
Artist David Kracov has garnered global recognition for his unique style of contemporary art. His work is found in prominent galleries around the world, as well as luxury hotels and central locations. Many renowned private collectors have also purchased Kracov’s works. Famous businessmen and entertainers have collected his works. Michael Douglas, for instance, gave his father Kirk Douglas a sculpture called Book of Life, which is a representation of the iconic Looney Tunes. Each piece is created from a single sheet of steel, which he enriches with vibrant colors.
Yayoi Kusama’ s performance art drew on anti-establishment, anti-war, and anti-nationalism themes, including public nudity, in order to dismantle boundaries between identity and sexuality. In 1981, her Grand Orgy to Awaken the Dead was performed in a fountain at the New York Museum of Modern Art, where it was ridiculed by critics as excessive self-promotion. Yet, Kusama’s performance art is so compelling and provocative, that the art world and public alike are compelled to celebrate her work.
Yayoi Kusama’s ‘obliteration room’
‘The Obliteration Room’ is an interactive art project by Yayoi Kusama, currently on display at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia. The room was conceived as a white, homely interior, but has been transformed into a space where children can paint and cover surfaces with brightly coloured dots. Originally created for the Queensland Art Gallery’s APT 2002 exhibition, this immersive installation has since toured Asia, Europe and South America, and is a great place to see this groundbreaking work.