Poignant installation shows people performing mundane tasks underwater

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 19 November 2014

As Climate Change looms and sea levels rise more and more people are affected by flooding. What might it be like if the whole word was under water? This performance installation in Toronto explores just that concept. Holoscenes is a work of art by Lars Jan, founder of Early Morning Opera. The installation involves a large glass tank within which sits a performer.

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This is what music looks like vibrating in threads of wool

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Thursday 28 August 2014

Demonstrating the hypnotic power of simultaneously hearing, touching and seeing sound, two different installations by Paris-based artist Bertrand Lanthiez engage with the impact of music on the entire body. Sounds of Threads was exhibited in Reykjavik, Iceland, in June 2013, where visitors interacted with the immersive work by both feeling and creating music.

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Playful tape installation art by Aakash Nihalani

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 5 June 2014

We’ve featured Aakash Nihalani here on the site so many times, but for good reason: the guy is always doing new stuff, and his works are always so good. We are constantly checking out his Eye Scream Sunday Tumblr for inspiration. Nihalani is a master of 3D-illusion tape installations that are so playful, it’s hard […]

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An artwork so huge, you could explore it like a cavern

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 3 June 2014

What you are seeing is not a network of caves formed over a million years deep within a magical forest. What you are seeing is an artwork made by an artist and his team – presumably not over a million years – in a room inside a museum in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

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White Library: Shelves of entirely blank books

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 26 May 2014

About a decade ago in 2006, Singapore held its first ever Biennale. I never actually made it to the event back then, but when I was browsing through the biennale catalog Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto’s installation caught my attention. Staged at a particular section of the National Library, the installation was titled White Library and […]

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Life after the collapse of capitalism by Isaac Cordal

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 7 March 2014

Ever wondered what the world might look like after the collapse of capitalism? Isaac Cordal has. This artist has created an incredible art installation that depicts the state of a barely surviving world, with three whole months going into the construction. Follow the Leaders spans 62 by 42 feet and features a world full of […]

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Giant inflatable balloons are taking over public places

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 5 March 2014

Penique Productions has come up with an incredible installation, using massive balloons that take over the entire space of a room. The balloons ‘press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar locales into colorful interiors plucked straight from an avant-garde horror film’.

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Night Light Detroit: an initiative to bring light to midtown Detroit

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By Alex Steele in New Art on Friday 7 February 2014

Night Light Detroit is a delightfully bright and colorful addition to Detroit’s art scene. Designed by a university sculpture class under the guise of Larry and Friends Design Group, the goal of the project was to create a new source of illumination in midtown Detroit, where very few streetlights have left the area dim. Resembling […]

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Hyper-surrealistic rebirth installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 13 December 2013

What could life be like after we die? An interesting question thought the Chinese artist duo, Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, who created a huge gel and fiberglass installation based on a 14 minute video interview with Peng Yu’s mother. In the short video, she tells us about how her rebirth would be. Inspired by […]

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2,000 piece installation with a social message in Nantes

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Friday 13 September 2013

This amazing 2,000-piece installation at Place du Bouffait in Nantes is a stunning’”metaphor for the collapse of capitalism and the side effects of progress’. The installation is especially powerful at night, with the businessmen figures taking on an almost haunting presence. It’s a beautiful artwork with an important social message.

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Incredible handmade carpets by Faig Ahmed

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Faig Ahmed is a mixed-media artist based in Azerbaijan who creates incredible handmade carpets that are not exactly your typical floor rug. He takes the design of a traditional Azerbaijani rug and distorts, rearranges, and reinterprets them in his own way. Ahmed says of his work, ‘The carpet is a symbol of invincible tradition of […]

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Installation immerses visitors in school of fish

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 10 July 2013

Wow. After Brooklyn-based artist Robert Hodgin stunned us with his beautiful work on the Planetary app, we’re wowed again by his wicked computer animation and rendering skills for ths Boil Up installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand. The installation engulfs visitors in a stimulated experience of New Zealand’s waters as schools […]

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Pulse: Gorgeous light sculpture turns your heartbeat into art

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Art on Tuesday 14 May 2013

Have you ever been complimented on the beauty of your heartbeat? Probably not. But thanks to the creative people of Red Paper Heart, New Yorkers were offered the chance to put their inner beat on display. Pulse is a light installation that reacts to a single person’s heartbeat and creates a lovely light display.

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A look into Australian artist Kid Zoom’s childhood home

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Wednesday 6 February 2013

Ian Strange, aka Kid Zoom, is an Australian-born visual artist now based in Brooklyn. Just when we thought we’d lost him to the US forever, he recently returned home to built a giant replica of his childhood home inside Cockatoo Island’s famous Turbine Hall in Sydney. Running for just over a week, the project also […]

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Jou Jou Monsters by Buenos Aires-based studio Plenty

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in New Art on Friday 1 June 2012

This is an installation by Buenos Aires-based studio, Plenty. I love the idea and how cute this is. The sounds are pretty appropriate, as well. These guys have a real crush on Monsters Inc. from Pixar. But who didn’t?

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