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The Art and Spirit from Midburn: the New Regional Burning Man Gathering in Israel

Tuesday 06.10.2014 , Posted by
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From June 3-7, 2014 the first official Israeli Burning Man event called “Midburn” took place in the heart of the Negev desert. While many Israelis participating at the gathering were familiar with the Burning Man event in Nevada, many had not been able to personally attend the Nevada Burn. Half a world away, this was the ripe opening for those who desired to join the unique Burning Man community. [Read more…]

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The Earth Harp is the Largest Stringed Instrument on the Planet

Monday 06.09.2014 , Posted by
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Installation artist and musician William Close has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments and his 1999 invention of the Earth Harp is the largest stringed instrument in the world. The Earth Harp has been taken all over the world, transforming architecture, theaters, and concert halls into a musical instrument. The strings are attached from the structures to a stage where William Close makes beautiful music by running his hands along the strings with violin rosin covered gloves. This magnificent piece of art, which is as beautiful as the sounds it makes, has reached the top of the Seattle Space needle, the Coliseum in Rome, temples in Vietnam, the Kennedy and Lincoln Center, and the Temple of Transition at Burning Man. [Read more…]

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One More Chance to See the Boulders of Santa Barbara With a Fancy Yarn Makeover

Thursday 06.05.2014 , Posted by
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The National Forest Service has invited the Yarnbomber AKA Steve Duneier and his team to decorate the boulders in the mountains of Santa Barbara one more time! The installation starts tomorrow, Friday June 6 at 7am and will disappear forever Sunday June 8 at 5pm. If you missed it the first time, now’s your chance to see the home-knitted coziness wrapped around massive hunks of nature. Duneier’s goal with yarn bombing is to get more people to notice nature. Where his bombings will take place and when are kept a secret until the very last minute and only lasts 9 days before it is taken down. [Read more…]

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Coral Reefs Made From Household Supplies Make For One Deep Clean

Wednesday 06.04.2014 , Posted by
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Ordinary domestic supplies become fantastic coral reefs in the hands of artist Lynn Aldrich. Born in Texas and currently working in Los Angeles, Aldrich artfully arranges sponges, bottle brushes, mop heads, and plungers to mimic colorful deep sea terrain. The squashy neon qualities of household cleaning materials perfectly reflect the porous, wacky, and weird contours found underwater. [Read more…]

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Henrique Oliveira’s Museum Filling New Work

Monday 06.02.2014 , Posted by
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Henrique Oliveira (previously) is getting big, and I’m not just talking about his popularity. Transarquitetônica, his latest work, sees his signature scrap plywood sculptures filling a gigantic 1600m2 space (17222 sq. ft.) in the new building of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC) in São Paulo, Brazil (April 26 – November 30, 2014). It’s easily his largest piece to date. [Read more…]

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Real 3D Room Transformed Into 2D Painting: Playful New Work By Alexa Meade

Sunday 06.01.2014 , Posted by
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We have loved sharing Alexa Meade’s stunning cardboard rooms, her collaboration with Sheila Vand featuring body paintings in a pool of milk, and her work with Mini Cooper. Now we bring you her latest painting. Meade transformed a brick room with wooden floors, chairs, and mirrors, along with some people into a 2d scene for playful scenes. Meade loves putting her paintbrushes on anything but canvas! [Read more…]

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Could You Find Your Way Out Of A Glass Labyrinth?

Thursday 05.29.2014 , Posted by
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Robert Morris’ Glass Labyrinth is no walk in the park. Commissioned by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, the transparent installation honors the 25th anniversary of the museum’s permanent outdoor sculpture collection. Clearly, Glass Labyrinth is there to stay; measuring seven feet tall by 62 feet wide, the triangular behemoth weighs in at almost one million pounds and took a team of construction crew, engineers, and staff two months to install. [Read more…]

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Endless Mirrors Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Monday 05.26.2014 , Posted by
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Mirror mirror on the wall… and the ceiling… and the floor. South Korean artist Lee Bul‘s faceted installation Via Negativa II keeps us looking in every direction. Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York, the interactive installation comprises of a series of passages whose interiors are covered entirely in infinity mirrors. This Pandora’s box of dizzying multidimensional perception upends conventional understandings of space and distance, providing “an intense and disorienting experience that disrupts the viewer’s perceptual and cognitive bearings,” according to the gallery’s statement. [Read more…]

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12 Creative and Colorful Staircases Around The World

Friday 05.23.2014 , Posted by
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Around the world, there are millions of cities, towns and villages that require staircases for people to move from place to place. While most staircases are simply confined to their plain and gray concrete substance, some staircases have been “touched up” a bit. With the help from some gifted artists, the otherwise easy to overlook pieces of urban scenery are converted into wonderful works of art that bless the pedestrians that walk on them. [Read more…]

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These Animated Paper Dioramas Are A Cut Above The Rest

Tuesday 05.20.2014 , Posted by
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In their intricate scenes, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire take the diorama way beyond the confines of the elementary school classroom. The artists layer lighting, animation, sound, and digital projection mapping on paper installations, combining papercrafting, sculpture, set design, theatre, and storytelling to bring an eerie miniature world to life.  [Read more…]

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