‘Art electricity’ revives old German power station

 A stained glass window over E-Werk’s main entrance. Photograph: Photo courtesy of Performance Electrics gGmbH When the Luckenwalde coal power plant in east Germany closed down soon after the collapse of communism, the locals were both relieved and concerned. “Finally people could hang out their laundry without it getting covered in soot,” said Bernd Schmidl, one of the plant’s senior employees. Worries about jobs were soon allayed when the workers were given better-paid employment elsewhere, he said. But fears remained that the listed building, with elements of art deco and art nouveau,…

Art Abounds In The $690 Million Renovation At Palms Casino Resort

Demon With Bowl by Damien Hirst at KAOS. PALMS CASINO AND RESORT The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently revealed the last major renovations as part of their $690 million overhaul. The remodel began in January 2017 shortly after Station Casinos purchased the property in 2016. This renovation features partnerships with several world-class brands including Clique Hospitality and Live Nation, as well as celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Michael Symon and Marc Vetri. While the Palms is known for many things, one element that truly sets it apart is a world-class art collection that includes pieces by Damien…

‘I want you to linger’: how Janet Laurence’s art compels you to save the earth

Janet Laurence is wearing a living plant in a glass vial around her neck. The bright pop of green stands out against her flowing white dress. It’s as if she’s just stepped out of one of her own artworks – perhaps the one in which endangered rainforest plants are grown in beakers of laboratory glass, with lines of transparent tubing connecting the plants’ roots. “All my life I’ve been very empathetic with other species,” she says. “I have incredibly vivid memories of always being very caring of things in nature,…