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Art musts of the week: 17 - 23 March 2014

  • By Alexia Werrie
  • In Art news

What You must see: How Dutch artist unravel designer sweaters into useless ball of strings!

No fashionista would be caught crossing the street wearing a sweater from last season when the Fall 2014 collections appear on the runway. Playing off this inconstant relationship we have with our clothing, Dutch artists Lernert & Sanderunraveled sweaters from Céline, Prada, Chloé, andJil Sander, transforming them into aimless balls of yarn. The project called "Last Season" aims to modify our relationship with designer objects. Even reduced to useless balls of yarn with the labels still attached, they keep carrying prestige and, as art objects, a high price. All art-dedicated people must know this is not the first time Lernert & Sander have incorporated luxury brands into their art with such a subtle sense of humor.

Lernert and Sander's balls of yarn will be on display in the clothing store Kiki Niesten during the TEFAF Art Fair from March 14-23 in Maastricht, Netherlands.

 http://lernertandsander.com/index.php?/projects/last-season/

What you must have:  Waterlogue or the only app that can turn your cliché into artistic watercolor!

Thanks to a app called Waterlogue its time to bring out the artist inside you! Indeed, waterlogue reveals a new way of taking a photo and turning it into a lively, fluid, expressive piece of art that captures the spirit of your subject. The app itself is clean and simple with a very intuitive interface. It appears also to be the closest thing we have seen to replicating the actual painting process while keeping the spontaneous and luminous integrity of the medium.

 

Price : 2,69 euro on Applestore

What you must know:  thrilling project of Foundation Guggenheim to open a new museum in Helsinki!

After New York, Venice, Bilbao and Abu Dhabi it’s time for Scandinavia to shine and present to the world its very own project of Guggenheim museum. Indeed, as one of the top art institutions in the world, the Guggenheim is universally recognized for its offerings of exceptional exhibitions and public programs. The choice of Finland appears to be self evident as the project was about featuring outstanding installations and great works from the 20th to the 21st Century that transcend national boundaries and present the best of Nordic art, design and architecture. A national architectural competition was launched and if everything goes well, the New Yorker Foundation will be pleased to open its new satellite within five years. Until then Scandinavian art lovers, please, be patient!

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