24.02.16 by Staff

Epic Ice Castles for Visitors to Explore

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Entertainment company Ice Castles builds massive, one of a kind sculptures across North America, each outfitted with epic lighting and sound to make people feel like they’re traversing a magical world. More images below!

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08.02.16 by Staff

Sculptured Slang by Canadian Artist Trevor Wheatley

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Canadian artist Trevor Wheatley and collaborator Cosmo Dean install large-scale graphic sculptures that touch on modern slang words and phrases, placing them in various outdoor locations (some more accessible than others). See more surreal images by Jake Sherman below!

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02.02.16 by Staff

Ai Weiwei’s Playful Bamboo and Paper Kite Installation at Le Bon Marché

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“Er Xi” (or “child’s play”) sees Ai Weiwei take on ancient Chinese folktales and traditional kite making techniques for the Le Bon Marché in Paris. The whimsical display covers three areas of the iconic department store, helping the contemporary (and sometimes controversial) artist/activist reach a different kind of audience. In addition to the storybook motif, Ai Weiwei incorporates narrative elements from various artistic movements, historical events, as well as his past body of work. Images below!

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16.11.15 by Staff

Photographs Literally Overlap Past and Present by Artist Sungseok Ahn

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In “Historic Present,” Korean artist Sungseok Ahn combines past and present by shooting old images of historical locations on screens that line up perfectly with the present-day. Creating such a stark overlap, Ahn’s work explores issues of memory, the rapid passage of time, as well as the way history is treated. More images from his series below.

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11.11.15 by Staff

Mezmerising VHS Tape Installation by Artist Zilvinas Kempinas

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For his installation, “Tube,” New York-based artist Zilvinas Kempinas stretched strips of VHS tape to create an 80 foot long walkway. More hypnotic images below!

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04.11.15 by Staff

Powerful Kinetic Installation Uses Thousands of Falling Bullet Casings to Commemorate WWII

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“Miara Pokoju” or “Quantum of Peace” is a kinetic installation by new media design group, panGenerator. On display at Poland’s Warsaw Rising Museum, the visually striking “infosculpture” uses thousands of bullet shells, pneumatic actuators, neodimium magnets, and industrial-grade transmission belts. The falling bullet casings form sets of numbers that relate to actual statistics from the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, an event which marked the city’s revolt against Nazis occupation and subsequent invasion by the Soviets. Watch the installation in action in the short video below!

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26.10.15 by Staff

Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson

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Clever interventions by Sydney-based street artist Michael Pederson add a sense of humour and playfulness to the kinds of things we walk by everyday and never give a second thought. More images below!

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21.10.15 by Kimi Hamada

Abandoned Detroit Duplex Filled with 36,000 Flowers

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Floral designer Lisa Waud bought an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan for $250 and, with the help of 3 dozen fellow florists, replaced the garbage that once filled it with 36,000 flowers.

The project took a year to plan but was only on display for three days. Aside from the artistic appeal, the temporary installation was part of a broader desire to raise awareness around issues of sustainability and the repurposing of neglected properties in the area. See more images below!

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20.10.15 by Staff

Massive Glowing Sculpture Made from 5,000 Plastic Bottles

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“La Isla Plastica” (or “The Plastic Island”) is a giant, 32 x 49 foot glowing sculpture that floats in the Cascais Bay in Portugal. Luzinterruptus, the guerilla art group responsible, hopes the installation will draw attention to the ever-growing issue of ocean pollution in a way that can’t be ignored. See more images below!

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