13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Ian Strange Covers Building in Gold Wallpaper

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Known for staging large-scale, site-specific architectural interventions around the world, Brooklyn-based artist Ian Strange’s latest sees him in Poland, wrapping a 600 square-metre residential building entirely in gold wallpaper.

Titled “ZŁOTY” after the Polish term for “golden”, the project took over 3 weeks to complete. And while the wallpaper will gradually deteriorate over time, that’s part of the point as the piece is intended to reflect the local history of the area and the collapse of a once booming mining industry. See more images below.

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12.04.16 by Staff

Artist Rebecca Louise Law’s Hanging Installation of 30,000 Flowers

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Over 30,000 flowers hang in the atrium of Bikini Berlin thanks to London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law’s latest installation. A selection of carnations, roses, orchids etc. (all hand-cut) will gradually change in smell and colour over the course of the display which runs until May 1st. See more images from Garten below!

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05.04.16 by Staff

Abandoned Manhole Covers Converted into Secret Rooms

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Milan-based artist Briancoshock turns abandoned manhole covers into fully decorated miniature rooms. While amusing, the installations are part of a larger commentary on the extreme living conditions in which many people are forced to live, such as the situation in Bucharest where over 600 people are living in the sewer system. More images from “Borderlife” below.

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11.03.16 by Staff

Air-Powered “Walking Cube” by 1024 Architecture

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This highly technical art installation is the result of collaborative research project by experimental art and technology company 1024 Architecture (founded by Pierre Schneider and François Wunschel). Watch as air-powered mechanics bring this simple, cubic structure to life over at Booooooom TV!

 

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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