Abstraction

Darren Bader

darren-bader_Proposal for Filling a Swimming Pool with Couscous Architectural model with couscous, the potential to make the proposal a reality

Darren Bader, ‘Proposal for Filling a Swimming Pool with Couscous’

Architectural model with couscous, the potential to make the proposal a reality.


William Leavitt

William Leavitt, California Patio, 1972

William Leavitt, California Patio, 1972-1

William Leavitt, ‘California Patio’ (1972)


Charlotte Posenenske

Prototype for Revolving Vane 1967-8 by Charlotte Posenenske 1930-1985

Prototype for Revolving Vane 1967-8 by Charlotte Posenenske 1930-1985

‘Prototype for Revolving Vane’ (1967-’68) by Charlotte Posenenske


John Armleder

John Armleder

by John Armleder


Michael Van den Abeele

michael van de abeele the clean man

Michael Van den Abeele, ‘de Heldere man (the Clear Man)’ (2008)


David Hammons

David Hammons

‘In the Hood’ by David Hammons


Bertjan Pot

Bertjanpotmasks_139B_SBP_LR

Bertjanpotmasks_B1_SBP_LR

Bertjanpotmasks_B46_SBP_LR

Masks (2010-ongoing) by Bertjan Pot


Romanian New Year’s masks

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New-Year-Romania

In Romania, the ceremonial of the symbolic renewal of the calendar year at the turn of the year, the night between December 31 and January 1, is called the Burial of the Old Year or, more recently, New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, when evening falls, there appear ‘the disguised ones’. In some villages in Bucovina (northeastern Romania), ‘the disguised ones’ are said to walk through the fog. They bear masks that help them personify wolves, goats, little horses, stags, the beauties of the New Year, devils, bear leaders etc. As soon as the evening falls, the large group divides into small groups that go wassailing from door to door, till dawn, when the New Year is finally installed.


Alice Tomaselli

Alice Tomaselli - Silly-Death mask

‘Silly Death Mask’ by Alice Tomaselli


Francis Denys

francisdenys-divider_prototype_ 2008

francisdenys-divider-2008

Francis Denys, ‘Divider (Prototype)’ (2008)