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Large Origami Mirror Box Creates A Kaleidoscopic Experience

Saturday 11.29.2014 , Posted by
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The best part of a fun house is always the funny mirrors. Seeing yourself stretched out or fattened up by the bend of a mirror is quite entertaining. Parisian artist Mattia Paco Rizzi has created an installation piece that rivals these fun mirrors, multiplying your image in a kaleidoscopic fashion. His interactive origami mirror piece, which he calls “Taumascopio” made an appearance at the 2014 Kanal Playground Festival in Brussels, Belgium. Aside from the view point at which you look at the piece, the temperature also changes the reflective effect, creating unique images throughout the day. [Read more…]

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Carsten Höller’s “Upside Down Mushroom Room” Turns the World Upside Down

Sunday 11.09.2014 , Posted by
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Carsten Höller creates immersive installations that change our view of the world on a massive scale. The Belgian-born, Stockholm-based artist flipped that view on its head, and enlarged its fascinating details for his Upside Down Mushroom Room. The disorienting space featured gigantic red mushroom sculptures hanging from the ceiling. It wasn’t the first or last time mushrooms made an appearance in his work, most recently finding their way to Frieze New York 2014. [Read more…]

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Yes, That is a Frying Pan on the Beach. Sydney’s Coast Transforms into a Huge Sculpture Park

Wednesday 10.29.2014 , Posted by
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For a few weeks each year, the 2km coastal walk between Sydney Australia’s Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach transforms into a gigantic public sculpture park. This year there were over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and around the world. We kicked off our shoes and headed for the beach to capture some of the highlights from this year’s spectacular event. [Read more…]

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Keep Off the Lawn: A Giant Climbs Out of the Ground in Budapest

Saturday 10.25.2014 , Posted by
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A giant recently climbed out of the ground in front of Széchenyi Square in Budapest, Hungary… or so it appeared. The towering outdoor sculpture was part of a pop-up installation for Art Market Budapest, a contemporary art fair that happened earlier in October. The sculpture by artist Ervin Loránth Hervé was made from polystyrene and covered with turf patches to look like the grass was being ripped from the ground (hence the sculptures name, “Feltépve”, which means “Ripped Up”). [Read more…]

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Grab Some Very Literal “Soft Drinks” At This Convenience Store

Tuesday 08.12.2014 , Posted by
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This east London corner store sells ordinary products, with one exception: they are all made of felt. For her “Felt Cornershop” installation, designer Lucy Sparrow recreated over 400 typical convenience store items–ranging from cookies to condoms–out of the familiar, kid-friendly fabric. She added logos and other details with brightly-colored puffy paint, then stocked her products at an abandoned market at 19 Wellington Row.  [Read more…]

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A Boatload of Animals Shines Light on the World’s Environmental Crisis

Tuesday 07.22.2014 , Posted by
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From the infamous damming of the Yangtze River, to sky obscuring smog in Beijing, and an incident when 16,000 dead pigs were found in the Huangpu River (which supplies Shanghai with drinking water); China has more than its share of environmental crises. Now, New York-based, China-born artist Cai Guo-Qiang is staging a major solo exhibition featuring 11 works that unapologetically highlight Earth’s current environmental and ecological crisis. The first of those pieces – The Ninth Wave – is featured here. [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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Suspended Fields of Flowers from Rebecca Louise Law

Tuesday 04.29.2014 , Posted by
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East London floral artist Rebecca Louise Law is elevating the art form with her sublime arrangements of floating flowers. Her site specific works see fields of hundreds or thousands of flowers, wild or cultivated, suspended high above the floor on nearly invisible threads. Her work fills the sky with color, inviting visitors to looks up and interact in a unique experience that combines nature and architecture. [Read more…]

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Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector

Thursday 03.20.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2012, we covered an artist who projected images of Buddhist deities onto trees in Cambodia. This French photographer is utilizing a similar method to project images on the urban environment around him, and seriously spicing it up. Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and while he works with celebrities professionally, he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent. [Read more…]

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Large Scale Life-Sized Elephant Created From a Single 50 x 50 Ft Piece of Paper

Friday 03.14.2014 , Posted by
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At age 5, Sipho Mabona created his very first paper airplane. By the time he was 20, when he had run out of designs for paper airplanes, he looked to origami to help him visualize more original designs. Now, based in Luzern, Switzerland, Mabona creates beautiful origami designs that have won him many awards and much praise. With the help of a team of 10 people financed by an Indiegogo campaign for $26,000, he was able to turn a single 50 x 50 ft piece of paper into a life-size origami elephant. [Read more…]

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