Mon, February 24, 2014

Continuum Lighting Installation // UVA

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Taking a closer look into the sound and light waves traveling the world around us, Continuum was born out of studies into interference; interacting waves that are refracted by the environment and spaces we occupy. The piece is an attempt to merge the visible and invisible and to observe the complex fringes of order. With Continuum, UVA takes this idea of interfering fields, and tries to reapply it outside the confinements of physics.

Sat, June 22, 2013

‘A Maze for Yorkshire’ @ The Orangery, Wakefield // Richard Woods

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‘A Maze for Yorkshire’, fantastical cartoon dry-stone wall by internationally renowned artist Richard Woods has landed at The Orangery Wakefield this summer. This unique gift for Wakefield and the region is a space for everyone to experience, explore and enjoy. Commissioned by Beam, ‘A Maze for Yorkshire’ sits in the historic gardens of The Orangery, a hidden green gem in the heart of Wakefield’s emerging creative quarter.

Thu, June 20, 2013

Sculptures with Ephemeral Materiality // Diana Al-Hadid

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Diana Al-Hadid is a contemporary artist from Syria who now lives and works in New York. Her work in many ways is about architecture. Diana’s sculptures often recall built structures — cathedrals, pipe organs, towers, labyrinths, cities — yet are made of simple, often delicate or fragile materials, such as polymer gypsum, plaster, fiberglass, wood, polystyrene, cardboard, wax, and paint, commonly found in art and industrial supply shops.

Wed, June 19, 2013

Vanishing Point Installation // UVA

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Vanishing Point employs perspective as both tool and visual outcome to reshape, redefine and represent a space. Inspired by sketches of Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo DaVinci and Albrecht Dürer, UVA sends lines into space from an arbitrary vanishing point, creating different volumes, divisions and rooms to be explored by the audience.

Tue, April 30, 2013

The Hear Heres at Kedleston Hall // Studio Weave

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Set within the stunning parkland surrounding the Grade I Listed Kedleston Hall, Derby, the Hear Heres offer visitors an immersive and interactive experience that invites curiosity. In response to the competition brief, which called for new perspectives of the National Trust property, Studio Weave has designed a series of four structures that play with sound and open up auditory vistas in the landscape. The Hear Heres encourage people to explore the landscape and expend energy, but at the same time offer spaces for moments of quiet reflection and soaking up the sounds and sights of this extraordinary setting.

Fri, March 22, 2013

Surreal Sculptures // Ivan Prieto

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Ivan Prieto is a young Spanish artist, whose sculptures present the extremes of human, hideous ugliness we avoid constantly, ugliness that is good only for laughter. It feels like Prieto’s characters hide secrets that we are not able to perceive.

Wed, March 20, 2013

Ledscape @ Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon // Like Architects

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LEDscape is an installation for IKEA Portugal which deals with light as a constructive element of space and landscape. It is located in the CCB – Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon and aims to introduce the everyday user to the Ledare light bulb, thus demystifying the preconceived ideas about LED technology and emphasizing the relevance of this product in the sustainability of the future. LEDscape challenges the passerby to an interactive experience – a pathway gradually lit with 1200 light spots, invites introspection and individual appropriation of the installation.

(I)cone Installation Made From Traffic Cones // Like Architects

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(I)cone is an impertinent and interactive orange installation, of a great visual impact, waiting to surprise citizens and inviting them to experience the public space in a new way. Like Architects chose to use plastic as the main material of a permanent art installation, because it is hard and very resistant thus offering a range of possibilities for this type of intervention. This art installation subverts the original meaning of the object – the traditional orange traffic cones, which usually require traffic to circumvent an obstacle – inviting visitors to cross and interact with it.

Thu, March 14, 2013

‘Neck Plus Ultra’ Exhibition @ Galerie des Galeries // Henrik Vibskov

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Galerie des Galeries invites creator Henrik Vibskov to stage his first solo exhibition in Paris. From 27 February 2013 until 4 may 2013.
Henrik Vibskov caught the attention of Galerie des Galeries in 2012 when he exhibited as part of the “Space for fantasy” project. In 2013, he comes back for his first solo exhibition in Paris: Neck Plus Ultra.

Tue, March 12, 2013

Hands Project // Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany & Pau Garcia

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HANDS is a project developed in 2013 four Spanish visual artists, Octavi Serra, Mateu Targa, Daniel Llugany and Pau Garcia. They all work in the field of visual arts and love the way actual and past politicians are doing their job. With their project ‘Hands’ artists comment on Spain’s current political climate and economic troubles.

Wed, March 6, 2013

The Boundaries Between Real & Unreal In Artworks of Fabian Bürgy

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Fabian Bürgy creates conceptual situations and small interventions which are inspired by a wide range of mundane objects and appearances, from chairs and suicide belts to skid row textures, nails and even dog tails, all subjected to what could be described as Bürgy’s characteristically slightly violent and disturbing process of transformation, misplacement and dysfunction of things. He takes specific thoughts and develops conflicts with precise and absolutely minimalistic means – an oeuvre, which constantly explores the point where known things become something else, where metamorphosis is reached.

Fri, March 1, 2013

Knitted Animals – Artwork Series // Rachel Deny

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Rachel Denny’s work is an exploration of the seductive beauty of our natural world and the imprint that human intervention has made on its flora and fauna. Denny works in a variety of media and is inspired by the elegant forms found in the natural world and the time honored action of trying to depict these forms in a relevant and interesting way that is an homage to this beauty and wonder.

Tue, February 26, 2013

Toronto Design Offsite Festival – Design installation // Mason Studio

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Design installation by Mason Studio is a series of gentle, cloud-like objects. They gather to form a site-specific installation, engulfing the gallery space in an ethereal moment of quiet. The noise of our everyday is challenged by pulling you out of reality and into a work of fiction, if even for a fleeting moment.

Fri, February 22, 2013

myThread Pavilion // Jenny Sabin

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Turning performance into structure for the Nike Flyknit Collective, Jenny Sabin is an innovator who works at the intersection of art, architecture, design and science. Sabin often starts from a molecular point-of-view where the singularity of a single unit such as a zip-tie becomes the building block for structures of great complexity. Like Nike Flyknit, which uses simple threads to create a complex formfitting structure on a performance-enhancing shoe, Sabin’s fusions of science, art and technology open the door to new ways of thinking about structure and the relationship of the body to technology.

Sun, February 17, 2013

Suspended Shirts Installations // Kaarina Kaikkonen

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Countless works and installations Kaarina Kaikkonen has built, mostly straight into their spaces. Finnish environmental artist uses hundreds of second-hand shirts to create site-specific installations. Through her work she tries to search her constantly changing outline. She struggles to understand clearly where the internal ends and the external begins.

Wed, February 13, 2013

Anna Gillespie’s Figurative Sculptures Made Of Acorns, Beechnuts & Bronze

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Anna Gillespie’s sculptures can loosely be divided into three categories – cast bronzes, work featuring found objects, and sculptures primarily made from arboreal material. The boundaries are however broadly drawn and there is significant overlap. The fulcrum in all Gillespie’s work is the human figure, with its unfailing ability to spark recognition and empathy in the viewer and therefore elicit an emotional response to the work.

Tue, February 12, 2013

Fragment Installation // UVA

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Fragment is a site specific installation that investigates our (in)ability to correctly interpret the surrounding environment. The work continues the studio’s ongoing study into scientific models of nature and their experiments in utilizing light as a formable material.

Mon, February 4, 2013

Cities Like Open-Air Museums // Arne Quinze

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When cities would be perceived as open-air museums people would start seeing art as a given, as a part of life and as having a positive influence on the quality of life and the general well-being. With every sculpture Arne Quinze builds he seeks confrontation with the viewer in the hope opening up their minds and making them dream again. Often he compares his installations with the effect of what we feel when seeing a great force of nature. Confrontation with unspoilt nature blows you away and leaves you completely dazed – yet in a positive way. In the city confrontation of this proportion is lacking: when looking at his sculptures the artist expects people suddenly feel small, realizing they’re only a minuscule element in the global sphere. People are amazed by the size of the installations, the grandeur takes control over them in contrast with smaller installations.

Wed, January 23, 2013

Tegendraads – Woven Walls Installation // Weis Preijde

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The installation consists of various hand-woven walls, which together, affects our perspectives in space. A combination of lines, colors, views and passageways gives the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. Different color combinations exist in the abstracted, patterned spaces, resulting in a flat image which gives the holographic impression of a three dimensional expansion. The screens render the existing space partitionable, articulating new spaces which provide an illusional as well as a physical subdivision of the room.

Thu, January 17, 2013

Wendell Castle: A New Environment // @ Friedman Benda, New York

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Castle has produced a major work – an installation of stack-laminated pieces spanning two-stories. Inviting dreamers to imagine, Castle incorporates seating pieces, a table, a lamp, and a spiral staircase leading to a nest resembling a tree house. A culmination of Castle’s own history of ideas and the resolution of formidable technical challenges, this dynamic environment offers Castle’s public a bewitching play of abstraction, function, and fantasy.

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