James Cabot Ewart’s Nipples at the Met website is fairly self explanatory. He’s taking happy snaps of each and every human nipple in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection (that’s 832 nipples and counting). And why is Ewart so interested in this part of our anatomy? “Nipples are a constant” he says. “[they are] universal throughout time, culture and sex. Sure, the same can be said about a foot, a knee or a bellybutton, but I chose nipples because hey, sex sells and the Met has no shortage of nipples”. Read his full interview about the project with The Huffington Post here.
Artangel and Living Architecture are staging a charming project as part of this year’s London Festival. A Room For London is a one-bedroom installation set inside a riverboat perched high atop the Southbank Centre. Designed in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner, The Boat could be rented out by the public for night-long stays (it’s now fully booked). Artists, writers and musicians have also been invited to occupy the little vessel, using their time there to create new work.
A recent inhabitant was musician and artist David Byrne, who conducted a series of field recordings around the site, fusing the sounds of strawberry sellers, jackhammers and footsteps into a common rhythm that resulted in Get It Away, the work you see above. Forthcoming residents include Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller and the boat’s designer, Fiona Banner. The project runs until the end of the year.
Australia’s top dealer gallery Roslyn Oxley9 is looking for a new Gallery Manager. The position has been held by curator and writer Amanda Rowell for over a decade, so her departure marks the end of an era for RO9G. During her tenure, Rowell curated stand out group exhibitions including Everything’s Alright (2010) and Oblivion Pavilion (2008) that focused on emerging practice. Rowell’s interest in early to mid career artists feeds directly into her new rumoured venture – a dealer gallery located in the Sydney suburb of Redfern.
Matthew Barney turned 45 yesterday. To celebrate, let’s revisit an oldie but a goodie – the Cremaster Cycle Cheat Sheet. From creepy bee sex to prolapsed colons, it’s your go-to guide for all things Cremaster.