Argentine artist Leandro Erlich created a “house of mirrors,” or mirror, as part of the “Beyond Barbican” summer series of events in east London. A replica front of a late nineteenth-century Victorian terraced house, the interactive installation is built on the ground with a large mirror suspended above. The resulting effect is captured in the photos below.
June 26 Photo Brief: Torching drugs, kissing horses, praying for Mandela, seeing blue and red at Wimbledon
Torching drugs, kissing horses, praying for Mandela, seeing blue and red at Wimbledon and more in today’s daily brief.
The Supreme Court handed down two decisions Wednesday in what is looked at is a major victory for the gay rights movement. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, while the court dismissed Prop 8 on standing, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in California, but avoiding precedent.
June 25 Photo Brief: An albino blackbird, military summer camp in Gaza, San Juan’s festival, Taiwan’s parliament gets physical
An albino blackbird, military summer camp in Gaza, San Juan’s festival, Taiwan’s parliament gets physical and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage of death and/or injury may be depicted.
Many well-wishers left messages of support for former South African president Nelson Mandela who remained in critical condition Tuesday.
June 24 Photo Brief: Nik Wallenda’s high wire walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda found, 2013 supermoon
Nik Wallenda completes tightrope walk over Arizona gorge, missing red panda at the National Zoo found, the 2013 supermoon and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual coverage of death and/or injury may be depicted.
Reactionary art inspired by violence continues to be a confrontational theme for many of today’s artists. The following works take aim at the illegal arms trade between U.S. and Mexico, domestic violence against women, recycling firearms into musical instruments, “Knitting for peace” and more.
For 25 years, the World’s Ugliest Dog contest has been judging charisma-challenged chihuahuas and pugs with ugly mugs. At this year’s competition, held in Northern California, beagle/boxer/basset hound mix Walle was the, er, top dog, at a pageant of unsightly pooches.