Gabriel Orozco Settles Down

Gabriel Orozco, Mexico's foremost living artist, has a secret. Though he is celebrated for his "post-studio practice" it turns out he has a space that many artists would call a studio.

Mr Orozco used to lead a nomadic life, but now that his six-year-old son has started school, he's settled into working on the lower ground floor of his New York home, a red brick Greenwich Village townhouse built in 1845. Mr Orozco prefers to see the space as a modest "operating center". With contemporary art, mind invariably wins over matter. "For me, it has always been important not to have a studio, not to have a permanent assistant, not to have secretaries," he explains as he leans back, relaxing into his chair.

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  • After surrounding himself with anti-aging researchers and scientists, he discovered the tools of biohacking could dramatically change his life and improve his health.
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French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.

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  • French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations.
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European wind farms could meet global energy demand, researchers now say

A new study estimated the untapped potential of wind energy across Europe.

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  • A new report calculated how much electricity Europe could generate if it built onshore wind farms on all of its exploitable land.
  • The results indicated that European onshore wind farms could supply the whole world with electricity from now until 2050.
  • Wind farms come with a few complications, but the researchers noted that their study was meant to highlight the untapped potential of the renewable energy source in Europe.
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