Artist Kara Walker’s tribute to Toni Morrison
In her latest work, Kara Walker pays tribute to the famous American novelist Toni Morrison who died last week at the age of 88. Titled as ‘Quiet as It’s Kept’, The portrait of Morrison will be featured on the cover of New Yorker, next week. Toni, who won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is an African American Novelist and author of 11 books. Apart from this, New Yorker art editor said that Toni holds a special place in American culture and thus she should be memorialized.
Nir Shamir designs tools to recreate Turkish coffee ritual
Designer Nir Shamir has created a set of tools to recreate the brewing method which plays an important part in Turkish coffee traditions. He has used ceramic and copper to redesign the traditional tools used to cook Turkish coffee, which is prepared outdoors on gas stoves. However, the new design by Shamir brings the old custom interiors.
Olafur’s new exhibition at Tate, explores world with eyes.
Olafur Eliassion’s new exhibition at Tate Modern helps people to look at the world with new perception. It showcases all the works from the past 26 years and is being named ‘In Real Life’. He believes in creating work that encourage make people to have a closer look on life than creating fantasies. The work very clearly reflects the artist’s field of interests which mainly include colour theory, geometry, environment and its natural phenomena.
Benjamin Shine’s anti-gravity sculpture
‘Quietude’, the new sculpture the famous fabric sculptor, creates a new sculpture that totally defies gravity. The monumental sculpture is designed to express mindfulness and self-reflection in his signature tulle. The beautiful art piece is set against the beautiful Sonoran Desert sky. The form depicts the details of the face with eyes closed in contemplation. The beautiful piece is equally challenging when it comes to constructing a self- supporting structure which requires the tulle to stand on its own to bend into the facial expression.