Anish Kapoor invites German artist Carsten Hö ller to create slide for Arcelormittal Orbit

Anish Kapoor has invited German artist Carsten Höller, who is currently the subject of a major show at the Hayward Gallery, to create a giant slide for The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. This is a unique combination of artworks by two of the world’s leading artists and will be a major new art installation for the capital. Anish Kapoor said: “I am delighted that my work, The Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the site for a collaboration with Carsten Höller. I believe it will result in the making of a new work which will bring two works of art together in an ambitious way.” Carsten Höller said: “I am thrilled that my tallest slide so far will cling onto Anish Kapoor’s The Orbit, taking an existing artwork as its site. A slide is a sculptural work with a pragmatic aspect; a device for experiencing an emotional state that is a unique condition somewhere between delight and madness.” Carsten Höller uses his training as a scientist in h

Rare items of Aboriginal cricketing history found at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Historic Aboriginal artefacts relating to the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England have been uncovered at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), in Exeter. The discovery was made by Dr Gaye Sculthorpe, curator and section head of Oceania at the British Museum and curator of the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation at the British Museum showing until 2 August. While on a research visit last week to inspect the Australian collections of RAMM she noticed a group of artefacts from the state of Victoria. She said that seeing the name and date of the donor, W. R. Hayman 1868, was “a Eureka moment”. Until now, the only Aboriginal artefact known to be surviving from this tour is an Aboriginal club, in the collection of the Marylebone Cricket Club Museum, Lords’ Ground, London which is currently on loan to the British Museum for the BP

David Byrne: Technology Isn’t The Only Reason Musicians Are Having A Hard Time Earning A Living

02byrne-master675“It’s easy to blame new technologies like streaming services for the drastic reduction in musicians’ income. But on closer inspection we see that it is a bit more complicated. Even as the musical audience has grown, ways have been found to siphon off a greater percentage than ever of the money that customers and music […]