Archive | January 2013
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Tower of Babel Built with 30,000 Books Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujin has constructed this massive tower of books at Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires in reference to UNESCO’s recent nomination of the city as the World Book Capital in 2011. The myriad books were donated by libraries, readers, and over 50 embassies around the world.
One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco (click images for detail) Thirty five years ago artist Scott Weaver began work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move […]
Face Your Fear of Heights by Walking on Air in this Massive Translucent Aerial Structure by Tomás Saraceno If staring out of windows from the top of a tall building makes your palms sweat, this might not be for you. On Space Time Foam at HangarBicocca in Milan, is the latest interactive artwork from Argentinean architect and artist Tomás Saraceno who […]
Swarms Photographer Thomas Jackson (previously) has been working on a new series of images based on the idea of swarms, shooting large hovering masses of objects in locations around New York. He says the idea is still a work in progress and that some of these photos should just be considered “sketches.”
First Look: Hans-Peter Feldmann Hangs $100,000 in Dollar Bills on the Walls of the Guggenheim Museum (click images for detail) Last November German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann was named the winner of the eighth Biennal Hugo Boss Prize, a bi-annual award bestowed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for significant achievement in contemporary art, with an attached honorarium […]
Claire Fontaine’s Consumption Match installations are hot! Really beautiful work by Paris-based artist Claire Fontaine at Helena Papadopoulos in Athens.
Swarms, Flocks & Herds: Installations by Kristi Malakoff I’m really enjoying these large-scale installations of animals and insects by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff