Posts Tagged ‘Cranbrook Academy of Art’

MADELINE STILLWELL: Discarded Beauty

Article by Cara Cotner – in Berlin; Tuesday, July 19, 2011.

American artist Madeline Stillwell’s body of work combines elements of sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, dance, and theater, evoking themes of temporality and permanence, and highlighting the processes of breaking down and regeneration. Most of her work centers on performances in which found objects and debris from the city streets are brought inside and transformed into an indoor urban wasteland…[read on…]

QUYNH VANTU: Ease Labyrinth

Blog entry by Clare Ros – in Berlin; Friday, July 1, 2011.

Quynh Vantu received her Master of Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and her Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in the United States. Although trained and licensed as an architect, Quynh does not discern between architecture and art. Her work explores our physical relationship to the built environment and how we interact with our spatial surroundings. Drawing from her upbringing in the American “South”, Vantu’s work stems from influences of porch culture and “southern hospitality”, enacting social virtues and exchanges in the architectural interventions she creates.
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