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February, 2013

  • 20 February

    Art Sometimes Imitates Life, This Time Art Imitates Height

    Personal absurdities (1997) by artist collective Inges Idee

    Berlin, Germany – 1997 Personal absurdities (1997)  is conceptual art piece created by Inges Idee, a German art collective formed in 1992 consisting of artists Hans Hemmert, Axel Lieber, Thomas Schmidt and George Zey.  They devised a way to make “Same Height Parties” by creating a series of different thicknesses …

  • 18 February

    Ancient 1000-Year-Old Buddhist Sculptures Unearthed

    Archaeologists uncover 1,000-year-old Liao Dynasty artifacts, Balinzuoqi, China - Oct 2012

    BALINZUOQU, Tuesday, September. 11, 2012 Created over 1000 years ago, this partially exhumed ancient sculpture is believed to be part of a royal Buddhist Temple of the Liao Dynasty.  Archaeologists excavating the site in northern China’s Balinzuoqi (formerly Shangjing) have discovered three Buddhist Tower bases, and a large number of finely crafted delicate …