North Korean Mosaic: In 2005, German photographer Werner Kranwetvogel attended North Korea’s traditional “mass games” — basically large-scale dance routines with thousands of synchronized participants and singers. Now available in his book, “A Night in the Pongyang,” Kranwetvogel reveals the intricacy of these traditional tableaus which, at the time of his visit, required 30,000 schoolchildren holding as many mosaic tiles to pull off…
“Untitled” by Julie Mehretu
If you’ve never been to Marfa, the small Texas town three hours away from the nearest city with enough people to call a population, you’ve probably heard of it by now. Donald Judd ring a bell? At the helm of its art scene is Ballroom Marfa, which helped fund the famous 2005 sculpture “Prada Marfa” and has played host to a number of artists and musicians since it opened in 2003, including Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Joanna Newsom and Animal Collective, to name just a few.