Zen Garden


Kamigamo Shrine

Kamigamo Shrine: This famous shrine in Japan dates back to the 7th Century, and it's a very important part of Japanese history. This location is actually a series of shrines with the most important ones surrounded by Japanese rock gardens. The most notable one is the Kamigamo Shrine, which features two enigmatic cones made of gravel. These cones are memorials to the holy trees that once served the purpose of welcoming spirits to this shrine.


Sarah crowEST, 2010, from Easi-reach and the Domain grotto. Polystyrene, coffee, glue.


Tom Friedman: Untitled


Cloud Prototype Inigo Manglano Ovalle


residue of fierce action, 1977

by Sarah crowEST, 2010



Alice Aycock, Sand/Fans, 1970-2010, Mixed media, circa 4 m², Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Salomon Contemporary, New York

Orange Spring Mound



Cyprien Gaillard


Urs Fischer

Installation view, 'Uh...', Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2007

Monika Sosnowska

installation view, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2008 (Akira Akira's future gallery)

Shiva Puja



Acceptance Changes Nothing

Karla Black, 2009, Plaster powder, powder paint 99 x 200 x 201 cms 2 parts, 90 x 168 x 173 cms


Bull shit

Thanks Akira Akira. You are full of it.

Ricky Swallow



Bill Henson, Untitled #22, 2008/2009. Thank you Akira Akira for sending me this one! titter


Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis, EAT MEAT, 1969/75 Bronze, 61 x 203.2 x 137.2 centimeters,Edition of 2



Thomas Renmeister, untitled, 2006 potato chips, peanut flips 175 x 670 x 650 cm, 140 x 500 x 480 cm exhibition view, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, 2006, photo: Bernd Borchardt

Pyramid Piece

By Andy Holden, Pyramid Piece 2009 is a vastly enlarged replica of a small Egyptian stone fragment, created from knitted yarn and foam over a steel support. Andy swiped a piece from the Pyramid as a child and made a video of him attempting to return it to its original spot.



Adrian Schoormans, Schläfer, 2008, Kunststoffguss, Stahlseil, Spiegel, 70 x 48 x 36 cm

Bridget Currie

A gravestone from Kensington, SA. Thank you Bridget.



Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Cordillera, 2003, Bleistift auf Papier, gewachst 25 x 34 cm. Privatbesitz Santiago de Chile

Sigmar Polke

Detail from 'The Three Lies of Painting, 1994. Sigmar is addressing paintings central contradictions. etc.


detail of screen printed textile by Sarah crowEST, 1977


Haus im Schlamm

Santiago Sierra, I love him but he smokes too much therefore impossible to hang out with.


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Tom Polo, 2009, acrylic and gouache on board, 60 x 60 cm

Famous giants spanker

synthetic bolus by Wim T. Schippers, Netherlands


Wim T. Schippers, Het is me wat, 1999, foto: Erik van Huizen


Charcoal pile

Bernar Venet, 1963

"[...] Other artists were more concerned with allowing materials rather than systems to determine the form of their work, reflected in the ubiquity of temporary "piles" of materials around 1968 (done by, among others, Andre, Baxter, Beuys, Bollinger, crowEST, Ferrer, Kaltenbach, Long, Louw, Morris, Nauman, Oppenheim, Saret, Serra, Smithson). [...]"

Lucy R. Lippard: "Preface" In: Six Years: The dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972.
London: Studio Vista, 1973, p. 5.

Lynda Benglis

Quartered Meteor, 1969

Yao Lu

Yao Lu says of his digitally constructed landscapes, "Today China is developing dramatically and many things are under constant construction. Meanwhile many things have disappeared and continue to disappear. The rubbish dumps covered with the 'shield', a green netting, are a ubiquitous phenomenon in China."


"Is this big enough to be a mound? I really like this piece of concrete." Charlie Sofo.


Bison Skull mound

circa 1870, US

Complex Piles

By Paul McCarthy, at De Uithof, Utrecht

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills is an unusual geological formation in Bohol, Philippines. It is composed of around 1,268 perfectly cone-shaped hills of about the same size, spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometers. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the name.

Gold Nugget

The Alaska Centennial Nugget - 294.10 Troy Ounces
The largest gold nugget ever found in Alaska.

Pile of dirt

Kerstin Persson, Pile of dirt with a painting on top & Pile of dirt with a bowling ball on top, 2006 & 2007. Photo: Bonniers Konsthall.

Leaf mounding

"To make the chore of leaf-raking in the fall more interesting, I try to pile my leaves artistically. This also has the advantage of taking up less space on the street until the city picks them up. It is not easy to put them in a high pile in such a way that they don't fall over or blow away. To accomplish this, I cram them into a garbage can, so that they become compacted, and then compact them more as I place them on the pile." someone.


Making do and getting by