Every year, Dutch NGO StopAidsNow is releasing an Artbag to raise money and awareness for their activities to prevent Aids. The famous bag has been designed by Dick Bruna, Henk Schiffmacher, Viktor & Rolf, Marcel Wanders and Piet Paris in the past. Now they call out to the creative public to design this years ‘crowdbag’.
Feel-o-meter is an interactive art installation that shows the mood of a city by displaying it in the form of a huge smiley. The system captures the faces of passersby, which are then analysed by a computer program and classified as either happy, sad, or indifferent. The cumulative results determine the expression of the sculpture.
A Perfect Day Tekenshow at Westergasfabriek (Amsterdam) presents drawings of more than 60 international artists who combine image and text. With David Shrigley, Raymond Pettibon, Gummbah and many others. Come by to show your work to curators and people from Kuvva and Vice on 17 February. The exhibition is open daily from 10-24 February.
What happens when you give thousands of stickers to thousands of kids? Yayoi Kusama re-created a typical home in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, painting the entire collection of rooms and furnishing pure white. Then she invited children to apply colored stickers in the shape of dots to, in the artist’s words, obliterate the blank canvas.
Erwin Kho is a designer, illustrator and animator from Rotterdam who has a wonderful boxy style as one can see in his lovely and colourful work like Roots and Lekker Puh. For a university of applied sciences he finished a new project together with Lemonscentedtea. Read about his honest view on the creative process at his blog.
The Guggenheim New York hosts an extraordinary retrospective of the extraordinary artist Maurizio Cattelan, known for works as “Him (2001)”, and L.O.V.E.. It actually features *all* of his work, hanging from the ceiling of the central hall of the museum. If the economy prevents you from visiting New York, do download the documentary app, MC-ed by John Waters.