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Michael Landy’s Art of Destruction and Renewal

There is an empty room on the top floor of Sperone Westwater Gallery — empty except for columns of words and numbers running up and down the walls. …

Best Photos of 2017

National Geographic's 57 best images of the year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

Nature

On the Ancient Silk Road, a Walk Shadowed by a Mystery

<b>Water. Clean, fresh, drinkable water.</b><p>For more than three years I have struggled to find it. I am crossing the world on foot. I am retracing the vanished trails of the first human beings who explored the planet in the Stone Age. At my journey’s starting line in Ethiopia, I walked from camel watering …

Tajikistan

Best Travel Photos of 2017

Europe

Pip is a portable gaming device that teaches children to code

UK tech start-up Curious Chip has created a handheld gaming device that teaches children to code their own games and apps.<p>The Pip device is designed …

Raspberry Pi

These Glitched-Out Photos Look Like Paintings Made by a PC

For 'Destruction,' Berlin-based photographer Polina Efremova actually ran digital video through an old PC.<p>Several years ago, Berlin-based documentary and travel photographer Polina Efremova discovered a unique type of datamosh glitch. The accidental discovery happened when Efremova installed a new …

Just 61 Pictures of Royals-by-Marriage Before They Were Royal

Your style definitely changes when you marry a royal.<p>When Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry next spring, she'll join the ranks of commoners who have married into royal families. Here are 61 pictures of royal spouses before they tied the knot (and even though, as of this writing, <i>every</i> picture of …

Royal Family

Daniel Arsham focuses on materials for latest Adidas Originals footwear

Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham has designed a pair of monochrome Adidas Originals shoes that combine the brand's Ultra Boost material with neoprene …

Shoes

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Northwest Territories

Basquiat Left School at 17—and Made New York Museums His Classroom

Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1984.<br>Andy Warhol<br>Galerie Andrea CaratschUntitled, 1981.<br>Jean-Michel Basquiat<br>The Broad Art Foundation, Santa MonicaWhen …

Artists

These Photographers Captured the Rebellious Youth of the ’80s

From Netflix’s 2016 hit <i>Stranger Things</i> and newcomer <i>GLOW</i> to the recent film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 thriller <i>IT</i>, the entertainment industry …

Art

An Artist-Run Airline Promises Happiness As It Jets You to Art Fairs

Promo image for Qinmin Liu’s Angelhaha Airline (all photos courtesy the artist)Would you trust an artist to provide you with a hassle-free, enjoyable …

A New Museum Exists Solely in VR. What Does That Mean for the Future?

Augmented Reality

Photography: Intimate Self-Portraits by Sofia Masini

An ongoing personal project of intimate self-portraits shot by Italian photographer Sofia Masini.<p>Born in 1991, Sofia Masini is an Italian …

Photography

Sex workers as you've never seen them before: why The Girlfriend Experience gets prostitution right

“We’re the sort of people who are usually just plot devices,” British sex worker and campaigner Cat Stephens told The Independent earlier this year. “The people who are murdered in the first scene.” Looking at the landscape of television over the past few decades, you'd have to agree with her.<p>On …

TV

Danish Street Art Project Has Built Over 3,500 Urban Bird Houses Since 2006 | Colossal

<p>Artist and designer Thomas Dambo (previously) specializes in building family-friendly installations from upcycled materials. One of Dambo’s many …

Street Art

Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the …

Photography

An interstellar asteroid has been studied for the 1st time... and it looks really odd

In October, astronomers using a powerful telescope in Hawaii caught sight of something they'd never seen before: an asteroid from interstellar space …

Space Exploration

Baroque-Inspired Portraits Of Black Girls Show The Beauty Of Afro Hair

We are all full of natural beauty, we just need to bring it out. Regis and Kahran, a husband and wife team behind CreativeSoul did just that, only …

Hair

Luxury Art Curator Maria Brito on The Frame That’s Changing the Art Game

The relationship between art and technology is an ever-evolving, complex one, albeit captivating to watch and experience. Many artists resist technology as a medium because it feels cold and unknown; others feel that technology demands too much and changes too abruptly; thus alienating art …

Art

8 Pieces of Fictional Art I Wish Were Real

<i>Edited: Actually, Marina Abramovic is a real artist and her installation piece “The Artist is Present” was included in her retrospective at the MoMA</i> …

Time Travel

NASA Has Just Released 2,540 Stunning New Photos of Mars

If it’s quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the …

Planets

Brooklyn Photographer Creates Whimsical Images of NYC

Brooklyn-based photographer, Brian Goldfarb, is looking to bring a dash of whimsy to a city built upon grey concrete and industrial skyscrapers. We …

Art

What Are Some Iconic Poems Everyone Should Memorize?

Here’s a list of essential classics everyone should know. These old poems form the tradition of the English language, linger in the memory of English …

Poetry

Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

Photography

Korea’s Heavily Armed Border Is Packed With Tourists

The DMZ is a living vestige of the Cold War era—it’s also a tourist attraction.<p>An army of ossifying bodies rests unseen beneath the soil that divides two Koreas. Unwittingly entombed by the tides of war, flesh and bone have faded into the earth and mingled with the roots—their nationalities …

Korean Peninsula

Me & EU book includes over 100 postcards for post-Brexit Britain

London-based designers Nathan Smith and Sam T Smith have created a book filled with postcards made by UK creatives in reaction to last year's Brexit …

A couple's before-and-after photos expose the reality behind their 'perfect' travel pictures on Instagram

• <b>Travel bloggers Lauren Bullen and Jack Morris are the latest Instagram stars to expose the reality behind their "perfect" lives.</b>• <b><br>Bullen and Morris have shared the unedited versions of their travel photos with their millions of followers online.</b>• <b><br>In an interview with the Daily Mail, the two explained</b> …

Editorial Design & Graphic Design for Budweiser and Barbecue Book

Henrique Folster shared a super interesting post on his Behance profile that definitely deserved a feature here on Abduzeedo. There's not a lot of …

Graphic Design