New World shopping mall, a four storey former shopping mall. Originally constructed as an eleven storey building. It was found to be in breach of old town Bangkok’s four storey limit on building heights. The top seven floors were demolished to adhere to building codes in 1997. In 1999 the mall burned due to suspected arson committed by a competitor in the area. The disaster resulted in several casualties, and the building has remained abandoned ever since. Not having a roof, the basement floor remains under several feet of water year round.
At some point in the early 2000s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species. The small population of fish began to thrive and the result is now a self-sustained, and amazingly populated urban aquarium.
Hilary Ballon and Mariet Westermann. “Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age.” Rice University Press (2006).
There are only a couple open access, online art history journals, but they are limited in scope. ArtHistory.us aims to add to their numbers. Our field can move past print publication bias, and slowly but surely, it will.
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Self-confidence Produces Fine Results, Banana Wall, 2008
10,000 bananas and glue
installation views from the exhibition Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far at Deitch Projects, New York City, 2008
The opening of the exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York featured a wall of 10,000 bananas. Green bananas created a pattern against a background of yellow bananas spelling out the sentiment: Self-confidence produces fine results. After a number of days the green bananas turned yellow too and the type disappeared. When the yellow background bananas turned brown, the type (and the self-confidence) appeared again, only to go away when all bananas turned brown.
Fun, light-hearted stories where you know everything will mostly end well and nothing very shocking happens… are really important. Stories I can enjoy with my entire family and bond over, stories I can enjoy after long stressful days, stories that highlight all kinds of…