Experimental Art

sculpture

What Do Palm Trees, Lightning, and a Flattened Chicken Have in Common?

For starters, Berlin-based artist Julius von Bismarck spent the last few years in a South American jungle firing aluminum rockets into raging thunderstorms.
Kevin Holmes
5.3.17
Art

At MoMA, Revolutionary Russian Art Provides a Roadmap for Artistic Dissent

MoMA is tracing the history of artistic movements in Russia from 1912 to 1930.
DJ Pangburn
12.11.16
Art

This Artist Pushes the Boundaries of Safety with his Explosive Photography

Photographer Ken Hermann detonates the viewer’s senses in his latest iteration of an ‘Explosion’ photography series.
Diana Shi
12.11.16
Art

These 3D Digital Works in Space Demonstrate a Colorful Void

Oleg Pustovit's gleaming, space oddities are experimental, digital delights.
Diana Shi
11.20.16
Art

Animators Reinvent the Cheeky Eggplant Emoji

Anna Ginsburg and Sam Taylor elevate the eggplant to a new level of appeal.
Diana Shi
11.13.16
Art

A Marbleized World of Shimmering Liquid? Yes, Please.

Thomas Blanchard’s liquid time lapse is a hypnotic meeting of every color along the spectrum.
Diana Shi
11.6.16
Art

Spaceship Rides and Water-Based Instruments Invade San Francisco

Gray Area’s 'UNSEEN Series' went dark for a night of audiovisual magic in SF.
Kelsey Lannin
11.3.16
Stuff

The Artists Using the US-Mexico Border as a Blank Canvas

We spoke to artists who have painted "Fuck Trump" murals, created instruments from items abandoned by border crossers, and used paint to make parts of the fence disappear.
Michelle Marie Robles Wallace
6.29.16
Film

Before the Muppets, Jim Henson Was a Countercultural Filmmaker

He also tried to open his own psychedelic themed nightclub inspired by Jefferson Airplane.
Katherine Gillespie
6.23.16
Stuff

The Artist Who Plays House with Her Deformed Sculptures

Fardou Louise Keuning's "creatures"—papier-mâché sculptures with deformities and strange facial expressions—take on a lifelike quality in her art exhibits. She even calls one of them her boyfriend.
Matt St. John
5.19.16
Art

An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals

Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Anna Marks
4.25.16
Art

The Artist Who Drew Himself on Drugs Is Actually Way More Experimental

Torture, silence, love, and drugs are just a few of the mediums Bryan Lewis Saunders works with.
Anna Marks
3.24.16