How to Get Your Art in a Gallery: Ken Harman Hashimoto AMA Recap

As a long-time fan of his work as both a gallerist and curator, we were thrilled to have Ken Harman Hashimoto step in for our first “Ask Me Anything” community interview! Here are some highlights from last week’s AMA, where Ken answered questions submitted ahead of time as well as during the 2-hour long live session on Slack.

If you’re not already familiar, Ken runs three galleries — Hashimoto Contemporary (SF) , Spoke Art (NYC, SF) — as well as the The People’s Print Shop and Paragon Books. Questions ranged from how best to approach a gallery, the advantages of gallery representation, curation, publishing, etc. Continue reading

10 pixelated and Jenga-style buildings that tick all the boxes

The number of architecture projects comprising series of cubes or cuboids to look like digital pixels, or half-finished games of Jenga, is stacking up fast. Here are 10 examples from studios including Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and MVRDV.

MahaNakhon by Buro Ole Scheeren, Bangkok, Thailand

MahaNakhon by Buro Ole Scheeren, Bangkok, Thailand

This 77-storey skyscraper is Thailand’s tallest tower and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. It was designed by Ole Scheeren – nicknamed “the Prince of Pixels” by Aaron Betsky in a recent Opinion column – while still working at Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA, and completed by his own studio Büro Ole Scheeren following his departure in 2010. Continue reading

Oz Biri’s ceramic military vehicles symbolise “fragility of life”

Remote-controlled ceramic models of military vehicles by Bezalel Academy graduate Oz Biri aim to open discourse on the “absurdity” of war.

Oz Biri's ceramic military vehicles symbolise the

The graduate from the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem aims to stimulate public thought and discourse about the military presence in the region.

“I created military armoured vehicles made from ceramic, which operate by remote control, to evoke the absurdity of living day-by-day in a warlike atmosphere in Israel,” Biri told Dezeen. Continue reading

Weaponised drone reportedly used in failed assassination attempt

Venezuelan officials have claimed a thwarted assassination attempt was made against President Nicolás Maduro using explosives strapped to drones.

If true, this would be the first reported drone-enabled assassination attempt of a head of state.

Interior Minister Néstor Reverol said on Venezuelan national television that two DJI M600 drones, each loaded with one kilogram of the plastic explosive C-4, were flown towards the president during a military rally in Caracas on Saturday 4 August. Continue reading