When artists Pablo Garcia and Golan Levin launched their latest Kickstarter project on May 7, aiming to raise money to produce an updated camera lucida, the $30 NeoLucida, their big hope was to attract 500 backers before June. Read More
The first installation of the first North American retrospective of Ai Weiwei, "According to What?," closed Feb. 24 at Washington's Hirshhorn Museum, and the show reopens Apr. 5 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. While the critical appraisal of the exhibition focused on the significance of the work or the artist's high profile as a dissident, beneath the radar was the activity in the Hirshhorn gift shop. It's not uncommon for museum exhibitions to offer hard cover or soft cover options for exhibition catalogues, but the Hirshhorn did it with a twist: book or magazine, each with the same content. The magazine sold for $5 a copy, compared to the $40 hard cover edition. The result was over 9,000 magazines sold, far more than the number of catalogues that usually sell for any given show.
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli