Archive for August 2013
Continuing Fashion Salad’s long affair with novelty items from various fields of creativity, I’ve decided to reward one of my faithful readers with one of these peculiar objects. The opportunity came through an exciting partnership with UncommonGoods, and through the talent and craftsmanship of Gary Guydosh.
What’s the deal?
The glass water faucet is listed on UncommonGoods, an online marketplace dedicated to creatively designed, high-quality merchandise, uncommon gift ideas and lots of surprising goodies. Founded in 1999, and based in Brookyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a platform supporting artists and designers, unique hand crafted objects created with respect for the environment in mind. The website also hosts different design challenges for artists and designers, interested in selling their work online. The store holds a variety of products at a wide range of prices. Click here for more interesting products.
What’s the story?
The Water Faucet is actually an “impossible object”, a sculpture made of glass and metal by Gary Guydosh, an American artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gary received his formal glassblowing training at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, supplementing his studies with Italian glass masters in Murano. As the artist himself states:
“Making the glass come to life is no easy task, but all of the difficulties vanish before the pleasure and emotion I feel when fire, which softens and moves forms, lets me reach the ideal dimension.”
What dirty job do I have to do to get my hands on this?
1. Like Fashion Salad on Facebook!
2. Share this contest on your wall!
3. Drop a Comment below (on this page). Be sure to mention your email, for us to contact you in case you win (for shipping details).
The campaign will last 7 days (from 20 to 26 August), and the winner will be picked via random.org.
The Glass Faucet will reach the winner soon after we get his/her confirmation and shipping address.
The Faceless Exhibition, currently on show in Wien, brings together various works of contemporary artists and fashion designers, in which faces are hidden, transformed or masked. For artist Bogomir Doringer, curator of the exhibition together with Brigitte Felderer from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the exhibition was chiefly inspired by the sociopolitical consequences of 9/11. As the value of facial identifiability has risen, abstracted forms and representations of faces have become increasingly common in artistic production.
Picking a relevant concept in the contemporary culture and tracing connections between art and fashion, this exhibition offers an intriguing point of view. As the curator noted, ‘Like in times past, we are attracted to wearing masks as a form of protection or camouflage, as a prop, or just for entertainment.’
FACELESS part I, on view from July 4 to September 1, 2013, at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MuseumsQuartier Wien, contains the works of : Marina Abramović, Marc Bijl, Thorsten Brinkmann, Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau, Asger Carlsen, Nezaket Ekici, Shahram Entekhabi, Caron Geary aka FERAL is KINKY, David Haines, Ren Hang, Sabi van Hemert, Ursula Hübner, Damier Johnson aka REBEL YUTHS, Brian Kenny, Ute Klein, Nienke Klunder, Manu Luksch, Zachari Logan, Maison Martin Margiela, Slava Mogutin, Veljko Onjin, Bernd Oppl, Tanja Ostojić , Gareth Pugh, Eva-Maria Raab, Ana Rajcevic, Tarron Ruiz-Avila, Viktor & Rolf, Daphne Rosenthal, Mustafa Sabbagh, Olivier de Sagazan, Daniel Sannwald for WOODKID, Frank Schallmaier, Hester Scheurwater, Jan Stradtmann, Sergei Sviatchenko, Jun Takahashi for UNDERCOVER, Marc Turlan, Levi van Veluw, Philippe Vogelenzang & Majid Karrouch, Addie Wagenknecht & Stefan Hechenberger, Katsuya Kamo for Junya Watanabe COMME des GARÇONS, Bernhard Willhelm.
Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 13:00 to 19:00
Location: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL
MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Images source: facelessexhibition.net