London-based artist Zadok Ben-David’s latest iteration of his installation “People I Saw But Never Met” brings together over 3,000 miniature metal figures, each based on anonymous people captured in photos he took while travelling the world. See more images below or on display at at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica until May 27.
Retainers of Anarchy, 2017
key frame drawing for algorithmic animation sequence
Courtesy of the Artist
Artist Howie Tsui’s “Retainers of Anarchy” is a 25-metre long 5-channel video installation inspired by traditional Chinese martial arts literature known as wuxia, which was placed under heavy censorship by the People’s Republic of China who were afraid of inciting anti-government sentiment. Despite this wuxia became one of the most popular genres of Chinese fiction.
Tsui spent three years creating the deeply personal work, now on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery until May 28th. Have a look at the video clip below as well as a few more images to get a sense of the immense scale of the artwork.
Artist Jennifer Bolande uses billboards to advertise the very thing they so often distract us from. Set up between the Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino in California, the installation not only draws drivers’ attention back to the natural landscape, in some instances the photos line up seamlessly with the real-life background. See more images from “Visible Distance / Second Sight” below or on display as part of Desert X until April 30.
Photos via Channel 4
Banksy’s latest art installation is a fully functional hotel where you can actually book a stay! Located in Bethlehem beside the cement barrier that separates Israel and Palestine, the Walled Off Hotel features things like the “worst view in the world” and barracks-style accommodations with complimentary earplugs and shared bathroom.
Of course, there’s also the option to stay in a guest room customized by the artist himself as well as other rooms outfitted by artists Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin (with more to follow). While a collection of notable contemporary Palenstinian artists will have their work on display in an additional gallery curated by historian and critic Ismal Duddera, the project is not aligned with any political movement. People from all sides of the conflict will be warmly welcomed and no fanaticism will be tolerated.
The hotel starts taking reservations March 11th and opens officially on March 20th. Click here for more information and check out more images below!
Another incredible snow drawing by artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously featured here)! Made in the snow covering Lake Catamount in Colorado last year, the site-specific piece pays homage to the Yampa River which used to run through the valley.
Helped along by roughly 50 community participants, the group’s route not only coincided with the course of the original river, the abstract designs created from their tracks in the snow mimic the meandering flow of water. See more images of “Yampa River” below!