ark.in is pleased to present the collaboration between Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and Jordanian architect designer Mais al Azab.
Art installation collaboration between Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda (proposing an artwork in the Jordanian desert addressing the Dubailisation of the horizon phenomena) and Jordanian architect designer Mais al Azab (designing an abstract harmonious city skyline as a set for the installation).
Installation was executed in 2013 as part of Hiwar exhibition (organized by Darat al Funun and curated by Adriano Pedrosa to celebrate 25 years of support for the Arts).
A sincere thank you to Mais al Azab for sharing their work!
mark rothko . rothko chapel . houston . texas
‘The Rothko Chapel is a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas founded by John and Dominique de Menil and opened in 1971. The interior serves not only as a chapel, but also as a major work of modern art. On its walls are fourteen black but color hued paintings by Mark Rothko. The shape of the building, an octagon inscribed in a Greek cross, and the design of the chapel was largely influenced by the artist.’
ark.interviews . Miya Ando
ark.in is pleased to share the interview with the New York-based artist Miya Ando. We talk to Miya about her work, materials and the upcoming “Mandalas” solo exhibition. A sincere thank you to Miya Ando.
Enjoy the interview and have a nice week!
miya ando . hamon 4 . 2013 . 36 x 36 inches . dye pigment lacquer resin on aluminum plate
For those not familiar with you and your work, could you please tell us about yourself and your background?
I’m an artist who is based in New York. I’m half Japanese and half Russian-American. I lived between a Buddhist temple in Japan and a redwood forest in Northern California.
miya ando . “morning” (tokyo) . 48x48 Inches . dyed aluminum . 2014
miya ando: aurora . solo exhibition
may 28 . june 21 2014
mead carney gallery . london
A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando skillfully transforms sheets of burnished steel and anodized aluminum into ephemeral, abstract paintings suffused with subtle gradations of color. She produces light-reflecting gradients on the metal by applying heat, sandpaper, grinders, acid and patinas, irrevocably altering the material’s chemical properties.
Miya Ando received a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended Yale University to study Buddhist iconography and imagery. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012. Her work has been exhibited extensively all over the world, including in a recent show curated by Nat Trotman of the Guggenheim Museum. Miya Ando has produced numerous public commissions, most notably a thirty-foot-tall commemorative sculpture in London built from World Trade Center steel to mark the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. She lives and works in New York.
image and artist bio courtesy of studio miya ando