Magda is working up a BIG project at Etsy headquarters in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This is the beginning. We stopped by today to get a feel for the installation, make some friends and eat some amazing food. Julie is coordinating the project with Etsy, and Arnetta is opening up new worlds over at the Fashion Institute of Technology. This installation could not be happening without these amazing people and many more at the Etsy Labs. And yes, we even covered the […]
[photo courtesy of Caitlin Stevens] Marfa is a magical mecca for modern art in the West Texas desert. Unlikely? A little bit. Donald Judd immigrated there from New York in the 70′s, acquiring old ranches, military forts and other old west type buildings and reclaiming them with his art. Since his death in the 90′s, tons of artists have continued to trek to Marfa, or live there. Enter El Cosmico. It’s like a hotel of sorts, but the rooms are […]
Needed: 2 people to work small knitting looms & 10 knitters to make some pieces by hand. As you probably can guess, Magda’s projects typically require a lot of wo/man hours. This fall Magda is putting up her most ambitious commissioned installation yet. It’s going to be here in Austin and Magda’s shopping for some help. Magda invites you to a meeting to kickstart the project, complete with specific details, compensation info, deadlines and more: Thursday, August 26 at 7pm […]
I’m in the design process for several projects and nothing is making me happier than watching this animated paint and trash skit. Please, drop what you’re doing and jump over to vimeo to watch Blu’s new video interpreting the big bang and evolution. [Would have embedded the video, but wordpress isn't wanting to host vimeo today, so the link will have to do...]
I hope everyone’s having a lovely summer. Texas has been ridiculously hot, a fact that not only discourages knitting but also thinking about knitting. However, Magda’s been lucky enough to be bouncing around in cooler parts of the globe on site visits, preparing for the fall. So sit tight: even though the summer is quiet around here, there are some *very* exciting projects lining up to begin before too long. We’ll have details for you soon. In the mean time, […]
Dokument Press, out of Sweden, just released this book by Benke Carlsson and Hop Louie. It covers a huge array of street artists: Urban tape sculpturist Mark Jenkins, NYC’s Swoon, the UK artist Slinkachu who graffitis snails’ shells, Brazilian stencilist Alexandre Orion, our very own Knitta Please and more.
SKY.it posted a video with a sneak peak of Il Lusso Essenziale, the Roman festival I tagged this month. And yes – that’s right. My first gallery installation. The video is all in Italian, but the article is handily translated by google here. Thanks Rome, for being good to me. More recap and pictures coming soon.
I’m in Rome, setting up for Il Lusso Essenziale [and on Facebook here], a Roman arts festival that celebrates “the rediscovery of the extraordinary nature of everyday life,” or, the luxury of the essential. This Smart Car is only the first bit of my participation…
As part of Art Week Austin, I transformed Carl Trominski’s blue signs on Lamar between Cesar Chavez and 5th Street. The City shut down the outside lanes and let us work from 8pm to 5am – an inverted work day. Here are some images of the work in progress. Daylight pictures to come!