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Here’s one way to keep plastic out of the ocean … turn it into a lifeguard tower

The lifeguard tower being built Saturday on Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach is not just another oceanfront lookout. Source: Here's one way to keep plastic...

This Artist Has Tapped Into Venice’s Rich Maritime History With 100 Hand-Painted Sails That Will Float Through Venice During the Biennale | artnet News

The New York artist has been working with local sailors to stage four regattas to take place throughout the Venice Biennale. Source: This Artist Has...

Simon Norfolk’s traumatic photos capture a Swiss glacier on life support

How do you combat indifference and inaction to climate change? One photographer lets you witness it with startling drama through his lens. Source: Simon Norfolk’s...

New York Architecture Firm Proposes Floating Housing Complex

eawalls and flood insurance are all well and good, but a New York architecture firm has designed a more ambitious (but probably less practical) solution for...

These Winning Designs Rethink NYC Medians

The medians of Park Avenue, New York, are today characterized by simple rows of tulips and begonias and the occasional sculpture installation. If the recently-announced...

This Rainbow-lit Ice Skating Trail Is True Winter Magic

In a Canadian city where temperatures can dip to -35 degrees Celsius (-31 degrees Fahrenheit), officials and designers have come up with a creative way to...

Ernesto Neto Plans to Transform Zurich’s Busiest Train Station Into a Rainforest

The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto is creating a spectacular installation that will bring the spirit of the Amazonian rainforest—and possibly some of its inhabitants—to Zurich’s...

Art Industry News: Christo Will Bring a Floating Egyptian Tomb to London + More Must-Read Stories

The conceptual artist Christo will create a Mastaba sculpture for London’s Hyde Park, which will float on the Serpentine lake during the summer, after...

Shifting the ‘Horizon’

Ask Joanne Cheung why she studies the way people conceptualize climate change and she’ll tell you, “I’m a designer. It’s part of the job to...

Miami Art Project Looks at Infrastructure Under Water

Florida Governor Rick Scott may have banned the term “climate change” from official government records, but South Florida is well aware of its watery...

What’s that shower being wheeled around the city? It’s the PST festival for performance art

If you see floating stages on Echo Park Lake this weekend with a vocalist crooning a siren song through ginormous wooden bullhorns as brass...

Damien Hirst Created a Fake Documentary About His Fake Venice Show—and Now You Can See It on Netflix

The exhibition that launched a thousand angry tweets lives on—on Netflix.Earlier this week, the streaming service released a mockumentary, “Treasures from the Wreck of...

The Novelist and the Explorer

What on Earth do a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and a legendary marine biologist have in common? The ocean, for one. That less than...

How a Quirky Art Prize Tied to the DeVos Family Went Political

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Patricia Constantine thought hard about whether to use an image of the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in her entry to...

Waterlogged Texas Museums Assess the Damage Caused by Hurricane Harvey

Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, August 25, large swaths of the state have been battered by torrential downpours,...

Where the U.S. Meets Mexico, a Surfer-Artist Is Making a Statement About the Absurdity of Borders

In Border Field State Park, on the beach where San Diego and Tijuana meet, a fence made of poles placed a few inches apart,...

The Detroit Institute of Arts Has Bought Murky Photographs That an Artist Developed in Water From Flint, Michigan

The distorted, faded colors of Matthew Brandt’s “Bridges Over Flint” photography series aren’t just an aesthetic choice. Brandt developed the negatives using a solution...

Rain Room Will Now Be in LACMA’s Collection—Forever

In cities with wetter climates, storms are cautiously observed through windows. In droughty Los Angeles (although not that droughty anymooooore!), they’re ogled in a...

Christo Will Personally Pay to Deep-Clean London’s Serpentine Lake After His Mastaba Sculpture Is Removed

Christo and the late Jeanne Claude’s monumental floating sculpture, The London Mastaba, is a gift that will keep on giving, apparently. After the pyramid-like work...

Los Angeles needs more parks. Measure A is the smartest way to pay for them we could have asked for

Los Angeles has the well-deserved reputation as one the worst metropolitan regions in the country when it comes to parks and public space. L.A....

A New Riverfront Park Aims to Build Bridges, Not Barriers, For Immigrants

In San Antonio, Texas, the new San Pedro Creek Culture Park, a linear park and greenspace which some of the project’s planners and designers have dubbed...

Doug Aitken to install ‘Underwater Pavilions’ this fall

Doug Aitken is just days away from the opening of his survey exhibition, “Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,” at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary in downtown L.A., but...

Save the Planet—and Marina Abramović’s Avatar—From Rising Water Levels in the Artist’s First Virtual-Reality Work

While Anish Kapoor’s virtual-reality debut takes the viewer on a gory journey through the human body.Marina Abramović underwater scanning for Rising(2017), courtesy of Acute...

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018

The 2018 Underwater Photographer of the Year results have been announced.Check out the amazing prizes being won at our sponsors page - once again we're very...