Blank Spaces

“All my life I have reflected and worked on the concept that there is more space than can be seen, that there are void spaces, or, as it were, that there is a vaster horizon. The odd thing about removing content, in making space, is that we, as human beings, find it very hard to deal with the absence of content. It’s the horror vacui. This Platonic concept lies at the origin of the myth of the cave, the one from which humans look towards the outside world. But here there is also a kind of Freudian opposite image, that of the back of the cave, which is the dark and empty back of being. Your greatest poet, Dante, also ventured into a place like that. It is the place of the void, which paradoxically is full – of fear, of darkness. Whether you represent it with a mirror or with a dark form, it is always the “back”, the point that attracts my interest and triggers my creativity.” —Anish Kapoor

“Sky Mirror” by Anish Kapoor, 2015
“Evocation” by Shirin Abedinirad, 2013
“Mirror Shore” by Robert Smithson, 1969
Blank Spaces

Art in Iceland

Sigurdur Gudmundsson

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“Study for Horizon,” 1975
"Dancing Horizon," 1977
“Dancing Horizon,” 1977
“Horizontal Thoughts”

Gudjon Ketilsson

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Bara Kristinsdottir‘s “Traces,” 2010

"Traces," 2010

"Traces," 2010

"Traces," 2010

Roni Horn’s “Library of Water

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Richard Serra

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Sketches of Afangar at Videy, 1990, No. I-XIX
"Vestury I, II, III," 1990
“Vesturey I, II, III,” 1990
Working map showing the locations of the basalt columns at Videy
Working map showing the locations of the basalt columns at Videy

Katrin Agnes Klar

"Color Gradients (Alpine Region, North Atlantic Ocean, Alpine Region, Sky over Atlantic Ocean, Alpine Region, Sky over Atlantic Ocean, Berlin Kreuzberg, Reykjavik)," 2013-2014
“Color Gradients (Alpine Region, North Atlantic Ocean, Alpine Region, Sky over Atlantic Ocean, Alpine Region, Sky over Atlantic Ocean, Berlin Kreuzberg, Reykjavik),” 2013-2014
"Color Gradient," 2015
“Color Gradient,” 2015
Art in Iceland

Head in the Clouds

“Untitled (Aparición)” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991)

“Superabundant Atmosphere” by Jacob Hasimoto (2009)

“The Cloud” by Ana Rewakowicz (2011)

“Enclosure: One Ellensburg Cloud” by John Peña (2005)

“Super Mario Clouds” by Cory Arcangel (2002)

“A Study of Clouds” by Eadweard Muybridge (1869)

“Nimbus Dumont” by Berndnaut Smilde (2014)

“Cloud (of daytime sky at night)” by Jeffrey Shaw & Theo Botschuijver (1970)

Head in the Clouds

IfItWereMyHome.com

ifitweremyhome.com allows you to compare any two countries in the world in terms of size and a number of other variables. It came about when the developer was trying to understand the impact of the BP oil spill in Mexico in 2010. He overlaid the area of the spill on a map of his home in Detroit, and from there ifitweremyhome.com was born. A simple comparison of two places in terms of scale alone can significantly change your perspective on global issues.

Below shows Syria compared to Nebraska & Morocco compared to Baltimore. Stats for both are for the US as a whole.

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