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Now that's effective writing!!! Well they took the easy way out and she's called Kore, which means nothing. I entertained the possibilty that the ship was the "Perseus".. I would love for the story to be made into a movie as it has everything possible in the story to make it a hit on the big screen.

I even tried to "slow down" my reading toward the end of the book so it wouldn't end. I would love to meet Edgar again in another story. Elizibeth has already died and Tessy and Lo-Lo got chased into the ocean by a big boy. Later though, they talk about a Charlie. I was so disappointed when I finished There should be a follow up. I'm a huge fan!!! Felt the ending was a bit of a "cop out". I loved it!! I was disappointed when there were no Author's Notes at the end- always my favourite part- but I'll live. I don't get to buy a lot of books or get out to the library very often, but next time I pick up something to read, it'll be one of Mr King's recent novels.

I think I've read all of the older stuff, and have especially loved the short story collections. Just amazing work. Duma Key was definately one of my favorites. I was caught up in it and couldn't put it down. I was kind of heartbroken that it was finished. Posted By: N. I read it back in October and finished it in a little less than 2 weeks! I am now reading Under the Dome and plan to finish it the weekend, and then read IT!

Sounds very good! I saw Under the Dome in my magazine Entertainment Weekly, and wanted it immediately. SO my sister gave me this one to read a Stephen King book for once, and now i am hooked on his books!!!!!!!!!! It is very different than your everyday run of the mill horror shit. Steven King weaves the story like a madman. This book actually came from a short story The daughter Melindas name was changed though.. Also in the short story instead of "Wireman always says" Even the loneliness of not painting anymore What did eddie after painting the storm? King, but found the book, Duma Key fascinating.

I hate that Wireman died, but by then I had sort of uninvested myself re: the characters, not knowing who would live and who would die. I once wrote a novelette for children with a similar theme - a lonely little girl goes into a picture to escape her reality. It was painted by her aunt who painted to escape her own realities and in the end some of the pictures had to be destroyed.

Never published, but I still love the fantasy of the story. Your skill is undeniable! But there was one thing that upset me, actually it made me very sad. Ilse's death. She was such a loveable person and her relationship with Edgar was told so well. When Edgar said at the airport, that it was the last time he saw her, I almost stopped reading. But I just couldn't, guess I was hoping Edgar would die or something. I finished the book about three weeks ago, and I'm still not over it.

Anyways, this was a great book. Maybe i'm just too sensitive. I have read most of Mr. King's books on the beach at home in Naples, FL. With a snowstorm raging outside, I read a fascinating tale of my own Gulf Coast. The irony was not lost on me. I doubt if any other author is capable of affecting me this way time and again. Thank you, Steve. Please keep writing! Best regards, Phil Cunningham one part of the collective Constant Reader soul. Desperation, The Dark Half and a lot of them are bad-endings books.

This is one that took me one and half days to read non-stop. I love how non-put-downable it was and what I expecially like was your after thoughts From that alone I am sorry to say I have never read her novels only because of such a fan of yours I am. But since reading that credit you gave her. I strongly believe I will seek out her endeavours. Any suggestions? Once again, been a fan since Richard Bachman Brilliant and captivating! Of course. Posted By: Mateo Tha Monster - November 29th, pm EST I like the idea of this book because it is set in Florida where i am from but i am now living in Maine where King lives and sets alot of of his stories around.

But again, like Lisey's Story, The beginning is too long and drawn out for me. I got halfway and moved on to another book. I do plan on going back and finishing this book as soon as i finish the dark tower series though. Due to lack of time it took me two years to finish it. First part last year, second part the last three weeks. Love the characters, the story, just everything about it.

Under the Dome is now waiting. The climax felt so rushed and confusing. It's strange reading a book with so many questions and not many answers throughout, then finally getting all the answers at the same time. There were too many "Aha! And I also didn't feel a sense of closure by the time I read the last page. It just lingered for me. And it may not be a flaw at all. It's just my personal feelings. I loved this book, but I wish it could have had a better, less confusing conclusion. Posted By: Kingnothing81 - November 8th, am EST i loved this book, i would have to say out of the books i have read this i the best hands down.

I was so absorbed by this book. Not since the Dark Tower series have I fell so deeply into the world contained in those pages. Posted By: Puck - October 13th, pm EDT it has been a long time since i read Stephen King and i just started collecting your books and reading them of course again and got a copy of duma key and it was excellent, in the beginning i thought that it was a new direction you were going but middle to end was just crazy, i loved it and have recommended it to friends and family.

It was complex with new language and the time lines challenged my attention span but i must say it was a rewarding read in the end. I felt i had been on a long journey. Then i read Duma Key. At first it seemed so simple i longed for Lisey's Story but that past and Stephen worked his story telling magic. I enjoyed both novels. The author involves the reader inside the character's mind. I was absorbed by this book. I highly recommend it. I have really enjoyed this book. I can't believe it's over. That is the true horror. It's over.

There is no more. Putting it down was like saying goodbye to an old friend for the last time. What will I do now? It is one of my favorite stephen king books. Right behind Duma Key, Cell is my next favorite. Great work, Stephen, can't wait for your new novel coming out. Just I reading you novel "Duma key". Posted By: Shar - September 3rd, pm EDT haven't loved one of stephen's novels as much as this since the stand just could not put it down.

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August 24, , Taipei. Didn't think he could better "from a buick 8" but he has done. Pure genius. Posted By: Cassie D. I am a huge fan of Stephen King's works, and I was enthralled by this. I can tell a lot of thought went into this, and he has an ability to "bring his characters to life" so to speak. Everything is described so beautifully, the elements of all ranges of human emotion and thought and the pure horror of the natural, and supernatural , make this an excellent read.

I highly recommend it! It was my type of horror! I'm not into the gross-out horror that seemed to be parts of his most recent works. The biggest problem was the actual published book - there were pages missing, the ink ran from page to page, some pages were off-center, etc. Scribner needs to check their work before they send it out. There is a kind of magic in mr. King's way of descibing places and their feeling or influence on people, as well as putting you there, in the middle of things happening.

My own language is Finnish, and in the middle of the book I felt shivers, not by the story this time, but for the future Finnish version writer: the ship's and bad entity's name Perse means Ass in Finnish! Quite hilarious! This book is so awesome!!! It's my first SK book i've read but i lovef it! The first book in my life that made me cry for a whole night! I cried cause of wireman's death at the end. Illse's death made me sob too but what really hit the spot was: "Do the day Edgar! Can't say I loved it because compared to some of his other works, this one comes up shy.

Sure, it had it's high points, like how you really got to "know" the characters. I still felt it was missing something that was in his other novels. I'm not sure exactly what it was, but it's that something that keeps it a notch down from masterpieces such as "Hearts in Atlantis" and "Lisey's Story. Stephen King is a writer and grow beyond the amazing new book that I would look forward to. Kings books. I am a big history buff and love reading about mysteries throughout history, I believe that history repeats itself.

Stephen king writes about history yes its not real, but its leaves one thinking about what life was like then in some of his books and I find myself looking up the locations of these stories, one of my favorites is the short story "Jerusalem's Lot" in the book Night Shift. For some reason I am drawn to 's and the 's era , I have looked up many stories and facts about those times and am so thirsty for more, I have many dreams form those times and they are very strange and Stephen King makes me cry with some his books and Duma Key was another one where I found myself crying and thinking he killed off the wrong woman,it should have been Edgars bitch of an ex, but that is how evil works, by killing the ones you love the most ,so it fit, but like many of his books I read I I wanted more, I was thinking " where's the rest of this story?

I always want to know more, why? I have no idea. Thank you Stephen King for all your books,and the diversion it has on my sometimes horror of a life. The sayings, the brilliant quotes, the life lessons are more than I can ask for, I especially loved this about the book! Best book I've ever read in my life. I cannot begin to describe. I will definitely read it again. Thank you SK for this beauty. I want to paint. Equally, it is the story of the nurturing relationship between Edgar and Jerome Wireman, resulting in Edgars recovery and giving him the confidence to overcome evil.

Stephen King is famous for his stories of the supernatural. However, as illustrated in Duma Key, it is Kings perceptive portrayal of characters such as Edgar and Wireman, which make the story real. Duma Key is one of those rare books where, whilst it is unputdownable the reader is almost sorry to have finished it. Posted By: Anonymous - June 26th, am EDT i love this book because i got to go on a tropical vacation with it and then i got scared to death!!!!

Once again King's done it, thrown out there another masterpiece. I must say though That the climax of the book came off as a tad, dissapointing in my opinion. The majority of the book is simply beautiful writing. You really can feel the pain that Edgar's going through But once the malevolent Pe Well, I wish not to spoil anything Once you know who people who've read it, has become known to Edgar and company, it gets pretty stale.

Nonetheless, a dissapointing ending cannot ruin an all around spectacular book. Great Job Mr. I myself paint ALOT and could barely look at my paints after reading this! The friendship between Edgar and Wireman was so touching and I could not help but think that this was slightly different from the rest of S.

K's novels, this is the novel that I really felt a connection with and found it hard to put down causing me to miss out on many a nights sleep but it was worth it! One of the best SK books I had read in several years. The characters throughout the book sprung to life and you felt you had really got to know them by the end of the book. The prime example of this being when Ilse died towards the end of the book - felt a real sense of sorrow enveloped me.

The plot was excellent. I loved the the way the book moved in stages - starting quite innocently and then becoming much darker in its development. The narrative was full of colour and in parts you felt like this fictional place exists. A constant reader's joy :. I happened to be cleaning out some old cassette tapes and found one I had listened to as a teenager. The band was Icehouse, and when I started the tape, it started playing "Man of Colours". If you listen to the lyrics, it's as if they were referring to Edgar.

I liked the friendship between Wireman and Edgar. It was cool how things came to happen because of Edgar's drawings. I can't say I've read it though, but the plot sounds rather interesting From a young age his stories have inspired, scared and fascinated me. I'm also one of the few who believes King's work hasn't dwindled during the last ten years or so. Duma Key is a terrifying journey into the life of a man who had everything only to lose it all in an unfortunate accident.

We feel his pain as he struggles to get his life back on track and we share his intrigue to his recently discovered talent for painting and we also share his friendships and loved-ones. What i find beautiful about Duma Key is how well the characters are written. People have said Duma Key is slow If the pace was any quicker we'd have lost the character development that made the story so good in the first place. Aside from the characters Duma Key is a horrifying adventure, an adventure mixed with a perfect blend of mystery and character driven emotion.

I highly recommend this book. It was another fun and scary adventure. I really loved the relationship between wireman, Edgar and Jack. It only took me a few nights to read it. Posted By: Ron Harry - May 16th, pm EDT I loved this book i never liked reading until i read my first book the talisman and i've never been this good in writing and now i can write perfectly but with a few misleading mistake's Duma Key i like'd that book alot the fact that he lost an arm and a leg i might be losing an arm Sincerly Ron.

I loved this book. I am a Florida native and it really felt like he knew the area well. The characters are all very realistic. They're all great characters, but Wireman definitely stood out. This was my first Stephen King book now I'm hook. I'm now reading Blaze. Although in the horror genre, this book is an inspirational read for those who are looking for true friendship. Didn't even know it had been published. I've been buried in textbooks for quite some time. Definitely one of King's very best. The entire book was great and definitely a page turner. I finally gave up on King after I plowed through Lisey's Story-it was awful.

My husband wanted to read and purchased Duma Key and he loved it. I only read it when I had nothing left in the house to read, and I loved it. It was the very best of all the King books - I did not want it to end. I don't know how King did it, but he found the place I always wanted to be. I never wanted this novel to end. It touched my heart and soul - and my home. Why can't King do more works like this? Number 1 book for me! Triple Awesome!!! Fabulous story!

I hate to admit that I never had the guts to read any of Stephen King' books before, I can assure you after reading this book, that it will not be the last. Tried reading it a second time I think it's hard to REALLY scare people with writing these days with so much of the population so used to horror and violence but this was the first time I physically couldn't read a book at night.

During the scene where the three characters go down the overgrown road to the old house, I actually had to stop reading a few times to gather myself together. Aboslutely fantastic!! Posted By: Anonymous - March 26th, pm EDT Though I have to say I was a little leary of the book, after giving it a bit of a chance The first part felt somewhat slow to me, for some reason I have to say the visualization of Perse has honestly creeped me out like nothing has been able to do in a while, so a Wonderful job!

Another brilliant read, Stephen King! The novel explores the way human creation our talents, our hobbies, our 'art' can function as a healing power, but how it can also turn 'sour' when it becomes larger than life. The novel almost tackles the question of whether life supports art, or art supports life. Thanks for another great read, Stephen King. I've read alot of your books and this is by far the best.

Is it just me or have you put a little of yourself in the character of Edgar? I work at a library and have to fight back the urge to take the book off the shelf to read a few more pages while working the front desk. Please do not stop writing, I won't stop reading. To be honest I didn't think I'd like it but it blew me away.

Even though I was kind of rooting for Perse. LOVED it!! I just love the way Stephen King writes. So clever, thought provoking and gripping. There were two questions that remained for me after I finished the book, however: 1 At the end, how could Edgar still paint things that could become real if Perse was asleep - didn't that power come from her?

What became of them? Were they still dangerous? I wish Mr. King had answered. I loved the characters. I loved the heart in it.

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I loved the bittersweetness of things. I also loved the creativity and suspense. Stephen King is one of the best storytellers of our time. This book is one of my all time faves! I'm doing an English A Level and we got to choose our own books to read and do our own adaptations on, and I automatically chose this one. Do the day and let the day do you I especially loved Wireman. And his friendship with Edgar. Very empathic, a masterpiece. Definitely a good read. I couldn't put it down, I read it in less than a month, and I have a full-time job! Quickly became one of my favorites, the descriptions were bang on, I liked that he changed from maine to Florida for this one, I loved all the characters except that thing in the shroud and it was very well written.

I could see each sunset he described Stephen King remains my absolute favorite writer of all time. I dont know if its because im from Mn or just the details on the paintings! The way he captures the feeling of each character is just unbelievable and the way he attaches each story to real life!! Im doing a report for school on Stephen King for school and this website really helped Thanks.

I couldn't put it down! King's greatest book. But my favourite is The Stand. I've never read best book. But Duma Key is at the second place. It had me completely hooked from the very start. Something about this novel was so special to me that it has moved Firestarter down into the No. He just gets better and better. Duma Key is an amazing work.

Posted By: Joe - February 17th, am EST honestly, one of the most well written and griping books i have read to date. It's beyond belief. I can't wait to read more King. Although all his books are great, Duma Key has a very unique quality that's very haunting and resonates with a melody all its own. The story line is wonderful but so many of the lines from this book transcend the story itself and find a way into the very fabric of your life. I may be partial due to my love his works but this is a great story. It keeps you interested and curious throughout the whole story.

It has twists and turns you wouldn't expect. It was bought for me on valentines day last year because i was going to have surgery a few days later and was bedridden for a while. It sure kept me occupied!!!! Boring as hell. I didn't have high hopes for Duma I just could'nt but it down. Thank Mr. King For Another Great Book. A fantastic, page turner which had me gripped from the beginning. I can't wait to see what happens!


I shall definitely be reading more after this xx. I was reading with fever-pitch speed, and enjoying every moment. Truly one of the Best! King - I find myself shelling out the dough for your hardbacks because I cannot bear to wait for the paperbacks to be published! I was 14 at the time, and reading R. Stine books. When I finished The Wastelands - only a few days later - I was so enthralled with your style of writing, and the ingenious way the story set my imagination aflame, that I have since been somewhat obsessed to catch up on all your previous novels, and to keep up with the new ones.

I scour our thrift store often for copies of your books - I like to have a paperback and hardcover for each. Also, I truly savored Duma Key. Now I'm reading The Gunslinger again. I miss my friend Roland and his Ka-Tet. I am Bi-Polar, so I find your stories and novels to be a great comfort when my thoughts race and my mind won't shut up. Thank you for doing what you love; I only wish I had the courage and discipline to return to school and study writing. I believe he is one of the most underrated American writer of our time.

On page , about mid-page of the paperback, King writes, Elizabeth was dozing off, but her hair was flying against her cheeks and she pawed at them like a woman troubled by insects. I got up, took an elastic from the pouch on the arm of her wheelchair there was always a good supply of them, in many bright colorsand pulled her hair back into a horsetail. Edgar Freemantle was an amputee. His stump ended three and a half inches below his shoulder.

How did he put her hair in a ponytail? If he had used a hair clip, it might have been believable, but with an elastic its not likely. Even if he had used his mouth to help him, it would have been extremely difficult particularly since he had been dealing with his disability for such a short time. Annie Wilkes would certainly protest. I loved it from start to finish! Definitely didn't want to put it down. King never ceases to amaze me. It was very hard to put this book down.

Very intriguing, and full of emotion. Well done Mr. King :. Schiavelli, who passed away in , is not available. King has state the obvious that when a movie is made the characters are "locked" for the particular character from that time on. King this book is brilliant! I'm in love with its subtle mystery and the beauty it plunges us in. Its elements have such a connection and are perfectly woven. The characters are incredibly realistic. Great masterpiece, although I doubt it can be adapted to film because of its complexity. We'll see, though.

I really can't wait until something fun or suspicious happens. It should be fun to read. This is my first Stephen King book and it got me from the very beginning. Posted By: Byzon - January 8th, am EST if there should be a movie, Ilse must be played by amanda seyfried from mamma mia! This was certainly different fron Mr. King's other books, but it still has the same gothic element that scares the hell out of you. This is certainly a good read. In fact I can not reading anything by Mr.

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Keep it up Steve you have hundreds of fans I would love to see this in a movie. As long as they stay with the story and not make major changes. I am an avid reader of Stephen King books and there is just something about this book that I can't put my finger on but can't get enough of it.

I read it during my college classes and just can't put it down. Bravo Mr. Posted By: 2rooper - December 22nd, pm EST By far one of the best books I have ever read, I agree with the other sentiment noted here, this needs to be a movie. And it needs to be completely uncompromised as the detail noted in the book would simply not due in film form unless it had it ALL. Fantastic work again Mr. Posted By: Dbarth. King, and every avid reader of Mr. King's works, I do believe, that having read numerous books, coming across this book was an absolute thrill ride. Every page made anticipation greater.

I couldn't put it down.

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Every day, I read about 30 or 35 pages, I'm still in high school, and every time I had to put it away due to an assignment being handed out, I would rush through just to get back to the adventure. I wanted more, but sadly, there was none. I strongly urge you, Mr. King, to direct this movie. Don't make it a miniseries. A lot of people would be dissapointed. You must make this into an actual two in a half hour long movie. Don't let anyone else direct it. This is absolutely amazing. Without a doubt, Duma Key is the greatest book I have read from you Mr.

Thanks so much for yet another invigorating tale. Sincerely, dbarth. Posted By: Anonymous - December 8th, pm EST I want to know who wrote the poem that says "Speak memory, that I may not forget the taste of roses nor the sound of ashes in the wind. That I may once more taste the green cup of the sea.

Took me by surprise. I was gripped throught the entire book. I appreciated a sort of abstract story telling style to this one. More deep seeded horror as compared to the relative slap stick shockers of the usual write. Posted By: Klevell83 - December 1st, pm EST Although I have been an avid reader most of my 43 years, this is the first book I have ever read that I could not bear to put down, so I immediately started rereading it -- more slowly this time to savor every word of it. My friend lent me this amazing book for a big school project in my english class.

I am currently writing an essay on this novel. I've got to say for the first time reading your work it was breath taking! You've inspired me to read more of your books. I can't wait to start reading! Thanks alot. I guess why I thought that is because me and EFree's got the same attitude. Could hardly put it down. Deep characters,suspense, fright, a "busy" book. I read it last winter and was happy to be snowed in for a few days! Couldn't put it down.

Thank you for a few days of getting utterly lost in Duma Key. King, I really enjoyed this book, it felt like your where writing from the s. It brought back memories of your older books in the sense that you built strong characters and a history of them that makes your books some of the best ones I have ever read. Is there a chance you would ever visit Castle Rock again? New generation grown up there, it would be nice to see what's been going on there.

This book didn't reach my country yet, because I live in Uruguay, but I'll definitely buy it when I see it. Thanks, Stephen for your incredible work, I'm a writer myself and you're a true inspiration for me. Thank you for your twisted mind! Thank you, Stephen King. Keep writing, don't ever stop, please!!!!! I normally don't read two so close together, but when I finished Duma I didn't want to be without a King book in my hand. They are addicting. Awesome story and I loved every second of it. It was really great. I will continue to read more of his novels.

I have become a fan! Posted By: El Grogg - October 31st, am EDT i finished duma key this morning, tearing through the last pages in one sitting. Just thinking about reading it at night time, gives me the creeps, but the book is breathtaking, smart and very intense, as it should be! I loved every page and looking forward for your next blast. Thanx for the experience. My mom probably won't let me because it may have "adult content".

Posted By: Jonno - October 27th, pm EDT My only complaints with this novel are that when I finished it I was left with the empty feeling again that yet again I had read all the books by this author and would have to wait for the next one! I really am going to have to find another author for my "fix"! Good Job!! I am a big fan and I was not let down on this one.

I have previously read Cell and found that I couldn't put it down! Duma Key has that same quality so i'm presuming its King's style. The story in Duma Key is one which blends the reality of an accident such as Edgars, with the ethereal psychic qualities which some people associate with this kind of accident. Wireman is absolute genious, with his quotes. I also love the way King encourages you to feel a great degree of apathy for Edgar Freemantle.

As I said i've only started to read this book, i'm on page and i'm loving every page! Well Done Stephen!! Regards, Connor. I just finished it today.

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The friendship between Edgar and Wireman was truly inspiring. What happened to Ilse broke my heart, but that made the novel all the more effective and moving. Thank you for writing Duma Key. You totally kicked some mondo fictional booty with this one! I thoroughly enjoyed the story. A must read for all Stephen King fans. Posted By: Mike - October 21st, pm EDT I think, that this book, though being almost pages long, is indeed a must-read.

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The reason for the great recommendation is that I managed to get to chapter 12 in a blast due to its interisting topics. It is one of Barney's most challenging projects to date comprising a 6-hour symphonic film by Barney and Jonathan Bepler as well as an exhibition of around 90 sculptures, drawings and photographs. Unlike its previous incarnation at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, here the artist drew from the museum's rare collection of Egyptian antiquities. The exhibition is currently showing at LA Moca and is on view until 18 January Read the full transcript here.

Photo: Brett Boardman How did you first become involved with contemporary Asian art? Gene Sherman: I was trained as an academic specializing in early 20th-century French literature. After I completed my doctorate I decided to open a gallery Sherman Galleries and focus on the contemporary art of this region. Since then I have visited Japan alone 46 times. Frequent trips to Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and China were part of my annual routine in addition to intensive research in the newly burgeoning contemporary art scenes in India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Israel and Turkey.

A curatorium then searches nationally and internationally for significant related works to exhibit. The first artist in the series was Chiharu Shiota, and currently showing is an exhibition by the major Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich October 4 — December How did the idea of drawing upon your own collection come about? I wanted to commission new work, to offer artists new, exciting and generously funded opportunities. This vision remains. However, organizations need to evolve. The focus remains, as always, on the artist.

However, in this suite of shows the collectors sit side by side with the artist as cultural recipients and innovators in their own right. Selected architect s were asked to design work that could be produced via 3-D printing technology and robotic fabrication. Installed in the Federation Court of the National Gallery of Victoria, the carousel is made entirely of gold mirrors, rotating only once every few minutes. Holler said of the work: "The mirror reflects the surroundings and the movement means that what is reflected is constantly changing.

If you are sitting inside it you see that it is reflecting itself. One of the very reasons I do the carousel is to reflect upon the idea that the museum has become an amusement park. According to the 13th-century Persian poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi, the dancing dervishes represent the planets revolving around the sun. At a media lunch yesterday, David Walsh told us the story of how he first came across Barney's work with curator Nicole Duhring at Gladstone Gallery in New York, explaining that never before had an artwork moved him in this way.

The exhibition at MONA will include sculptures, drawings, and Egyptian antiquities from David Walsh's collection, a number of which were selected by Barney himself on his visit to the museum in June this year. The deceptive makeover includes advertising billboards, a blood donation centre, Starbucks, tourist information office and fully functioning community centre.

With no media or publicity in the lead up, I am told by one of the curators that the artist was interested in the international fame and recognition of MONA as a brand, and questioned whether people would visit the museum regardless of what was presented. After walking across the already unassuming entrance via a tennis court, I stood confused. What was formerly the cloakroom and ticket desk is now a Tasmanian Tourist information Centre - complete with brochures for Bruny Island Adventure cruises and a rack of cotton Tasmania T-shirts.

It is well known that the museum was privately built and is generously funded entirely by David Walsh. I overhear a few visitors wondering whether the museum might be in need of support through these big-name sponsors. The staff member is telling visitors that everything is for sale and encourages us to have a look around. I buy a postcard for 20 cents.

There are two young girls sifting through the racks of vintage dresses and I start to wonder who is in on this. The man has carved a wonky star in the wet clay and asks me to pass him the rolling pin to fix his mistake. With all the real paraphernalia, signage, extreme attention to detail, and tight lipped staff, visitors seem to forget they are in an art museum and begin to participate without thought. I talk to a Vinnies staffer about it. I take a break and sit on the sofa upstairs next to a day care centre nook.

There is the familiar green Starbucks logo on the cafe wall. What purports to be a biography of David Walsh is filled with an assortment of texts beginning with an essay on the Southdale Shopping Centre that was designed by Victor Gruen in It was the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States, intended to be a fully fledged community. While working together the pair have encountered an ideological clash, made public yesterday. Urs Fischer, last supper, Cast bronze, x x cm. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Smiljan Radic is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens. At years-old, he is one of the youngest and least-known architects to be selected for the programme. His design will follow Japanese Sou Fujimoto's cloud-like structure in American sculptor Richard Serra was commissioned to produce a site-specific standing-plate work for the desert in the Brouq Nature Reserve, near Zekreet in western Qatar.

The artist has been visiting the region for the past 12 years, and while initally not interested in creating a work in the desert, he agreed to take a look after Sheikha Mayassa, Chairperson of the country's Museums Authority suggested he build something in the landscape. The plates span more than one kilometres in length through a natural corridor formed by gypsum plateaus. Despite the great distance that the plates span, all four can be seen from either end of the sculpture. While public art is new in Doha, what is important to Serra is not necessarily knowing about art, but the experience of the viewer.

The work is but one in a growing public art landscape, aiming to put the Qatari capital on he map as a cultural centre and to broaden global perceptions of Islamic culture. You can read more about the Richard Serra exhibitions and projects here. Read about my visit to Qatar in on the blog here. Watch this fantastic video below documenting the conception and installation of Richard Serra's '7' in On April 9, Sydney-based fashion label Romance Was Born unveiled their first exhibition in collaboration with Perth-based visual artist Rebecca Baumann. Don't miss them in conversation at Carriageworks this Saturday at 3pm!

Courtesy the artist and The Approach, London. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will". JE: I think this is the fundamental basis of art. Artists imagine what they desire. Depending on the kind of artist, they will either imagine a social principle or idea, or a world they want to see, or they might go to an imaginary place. I think when people come across art they actually want to feel something — that something has physically changed in your body. LR: You have said you are a spatial curator. Tell me about your treatment of the venues.

I am using works that speak more to social politics, an interrelationship between culture as a history and culture as a future.

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The MCA is a lighter space near the water; especially with the new renovations it now has cleaner lines. It goes more to the psychological, surreal, luminal qualities — flightiness and an evocative character that is a little bit intangible. Cockatoo Island. LR: And what about Cockatoo Island? JE: I want it to be like a happy anarchy. Being a former shipyard, it has this history of labor and hardship. It will be boisterous. I want people to have a real adventure, going out on boat, and to give some narrative around the context of an island — which can be a utopia or a dystopia.

I want to use those ready metaphors. I have an intimate knowledge of the venues, partners and sponsors. I think he was a very generous curator who loved artists and people. He was a romantic at heart, even though some of the work he admired during his career was more conceptual. Juliana has been travelling the world researching and meeting with artists. You can read her blog about the experience here. Museum of Contemporary Art. Art Gallery of NSW. Around the City. Positioned on the forecourt of the gallery, the house has seemingly fallen from the sky, the all-matte-black mass breaking the surface of the ground it sits on.

Erwin Wurm b. Known for his uniquely humorous approach to formalism, Erwin Wurm first attracted attention during the s with his "One-Minute Sculptures". Visitors would themselves become the sculptures by following the artist's written and partly pictorial instructions, taking up absurd poses often involving everyday objects. In his three-dimensional works he uses wood, styrofoam, resin, paint, ceramics and textiles. Humour permeates, yet his practice is also underpinned by a fierce critique of consumer society and contemporary culture.

For his current exhibition in Hong Kong, Korean artist Do Ho Suh explores the idea of home and memories of personal space by reproducing, in actual scale, objects from his former New York City apartment.