Life after the collapse of capitalism by Isaac Cordal

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Famous Art Pieces Being Hung

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By Luke Watson in Cool Websites on Tuesday 8 May 2012

Check out the behind the scenes of famous art pieces being hung, positioned and eased into place around the word. From the small to the ridiculously large, it’s amazing to see the work you love being shunted around the globe.

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Fingerprint Series: large-scale installations by Zhang Yu

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By Sam Hoh in New Art on Thursday 12 April 2012

Zhang Yu’s fingerprint series involves the process of pressing his inked right index finger onto rice paper to cover surfaces as large as 21 metres long. A record of this recurring action is revealed in soft, overlapping patterns of red, grey and white (white is referred to as colourless because he uses plain water instead of ink). As installations, Zhang’s work looks grand. I would imagine that being immersed in this environment would have an overwhelming yet meditative effect.

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One Thousand Means of Escape by S. Astrid Bin

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 10 March 2012

This work consisting of an army of folded paper airplanes bolting towards a door reminds me of Singapore artist Dawn Ng’s plane installation from 2009. But it’s still pretty damn cool.

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Incredible indoor cloud installation by Berndnaut Smilde

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By Dean Christ in New Art on Friday 9 March 2012

I remember thinking that I would never experience an art installation as profound as Olafur Eliasson’s artificially created rainbow in a room. Well, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has created a installation where, by controlling the humidity and atmospheric pressure in a room, he can conjure up surreal clouds that float elegantly inside a room. An ephemeral beauty that lasts for just a moment but is captured forever as a photograph, proving Daliesque scenes can occur with a little help from science.

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Water tank transformed into 360° kinetic art

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 12 November 2011

Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel recently completed Same Sun, the hand-painted, abstract mural and kinetic shadow installation on a five-story, 14,000-sf water tank in California. One third of the five month project was hand-held brushwork, done solely by the two artists. The artwork has a unique kinetic element whereby the installation interacts with the sun through shadows that move across the tank and complete the phrase, The Sun Shines Upon Us All, creating an interesting connection between time and place.

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