26.05.16 by Staff

Artist JR Makes the Louvre’s Glass Pyramid Disappear

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Photo by @davidg16er

 
You may remember JR from his silent protest with Darren Aronofsky last year (click here for previous post). This time around the French artist has covered the Louvre’s massive glass pyramid with a black and white rendering of the building behind, creating the effect that the landmark has disappeared. The installation will be messing with selfie-seeking tourists from now until June 27th. More images below!

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16.05.16 by Staff

Artist Ugo Rondinone Builds Giant Florescent Rock Installation in the Nevada Desert

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“Seven Magic Mountains” is a massive installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Located in the desert of Nevada (just South of Las Vegas), the stacks of brightly coloured boulders stand over 30 feet high and took five years to complete due in large part to the administrative hurdles required for such a large-scale project.

Thanks to the support of the Nevada Museum of Art and the Art Production Fund, the piece is now open to the public. However, you only have about two years to check this thing out before it’s taken down in 2018. See more images below!

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06.05.16 by Staff

Geometric Light Installations by Artist Javier Riera

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Artist Javier Riera projects beams of light onto various landscapes, creating installations that explore the link between nature and geometry. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jay Senetchko

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Edmonton-born, Vancouver-based artist Jay Senetchko re-imagines the relationship of his late grandparents, specifically the domestic life of Senetchko’s grandmother who spent a great deal of time alone while his grandfather was away working in the Alberta oil patch. See more images from Industry and the Sleepwatcher below.

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24.04.16 by Staff

Artist Peter Zimmermann Covers Exhibition Floor in Colourful Resin

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Artist Peter Zimmermann covers over 1,400 square feet of flooring with abstract patterns using layers of brightly-coloured resin. The installation is part of his first large solo exhibition at the Museum für Neue Kunst in his hometown of Freiburg, Germany. See more images from “Freiburg School” below or in person until June 19th.

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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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