Christina Rees and Brandon Zech discuss Kusama’s pumpkin that recently fell victim to a typhoon, experiential underwater sculpture parks, and the relationship between climate change and art.
“Museums and collectors are trying to preserve things that are ephemeral… I can’t believe that in 1000 years museums will have been able to fully fulfill their missions.”
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—Glasstire: Art Dirt: Nature Unleashed: Art & Disasters
—NY Times: 12 Artists On: Climate Change
—NY Times: Typhoon Damages Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin Sculpture in Japan
—The Guardian: Cyprus’s haunting new underwater sculpture park – in pictures
—Houston Chronicle: How Harvey unfolded at MFAH
—Art in America: Climate Change Has Already Transformed Everything About Contemporary Art
—Artnet: Olafur Eliasson Just Flooded Switzerland’s Fanciest Museum With Pond Water and Invited Wildlife Inside
—LiveScience: Photos: The Largest Underwater Sculpture
—TED: An Underwater Art Museum, Teeming with Life
—Sandals: All You Need To Know About The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park
—Hyperallergic: Damien Hirst’s Shipwreck Fantasy Sinks in Venice
—NY Times: Damien Hirst Is Back With an Underwater Fantasy. Will Collectors Care?
—Artnet: Damien Hirst Created a Fake Documentary About His Fake Venice Show—and Now You Can See It on Netflix
—Instagram: Moving the Kusama Pumpkin
—Instagram: Kusama Typhoon
—The Guardian: Yayoi Kusama pumpkin sculpture washed into sea by Japan storm