This artist sneakily creates colour-coordinated installations at big box department stores

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 17 June 2015

When you’re in a Kmart or Target store, sometimes you just want to make art. After all, these department stores are brimming with wild and wonderful products that could produce some pretty interesting installations. Michigan-based Carson David Brown, has found his calling in impromptu art installation adventures and we’re going along for the ride.

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Watch out below! A three-ton polar bear strolls around London

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 8 January 2014

Honestly, I imagined a giant Dalek terrorising London first. But a giant polar bear isn’t half as bad. Last September 15, London was recently visited by a three-ton polar bear created from reclaimed materials and operated by a team of puppeteers. The polar bear’s name is Aurora. She was commissioned by Greenpeace to raise awareness […]

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An outdoor sculpture in Seoul that actually listens to the public’s opinion

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By Darwin Cosico in New Art on Friday 11 October 2013

Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas using one’s body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The Seoul government would like to take this to the next level. To celebrate the opening of Seoul Citizens Hall, the South Korean government has installed Yobosayo, a large, […]

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Collaborative art in public spaces by FriendsWithYou

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By Vivian Shih in New Art on Friday 20 September 2013

FriendsWithYou is a fine art collaborative created by Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandovall III. They make huge public sculptures that are focused on bringing happiness to those around. The friendly work they make definitely put a smile on my face, whether with the enormous sculptures or short animations.

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Beam Drop: a video by Chris Burden

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By Soren Dahlgaard in Video on Monday 8 October 2012

This is an example of an amazingly cool approach to sculpture and public art. The process and the method of making this sculpture is the work and the final result is very cool, too. It’s a very muscular and male approach to making art to drop heavy iron beams from very high in the air […]

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Drastic Park: a mural collaboration between Tes One and Bask

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Tuesday 15 May 2012

Drastic Park, the latest mural collaboration from Tes One and Bask, drills deep in contrast. The new work is part of an initiative to bring more public art to the Warehouse Arts District of St. Petersburg, Florida. To see the complete mural, visit their website.

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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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Melting men protest global warming

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By Andy in New Eco on Saturday 21 August 2010

Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo created this display of 1,000 ice men in Berlin in a statement against global warming. We like a smart public awareness initiative, but freezers aren’t too kind on the environment!

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Notes From Chris hijacks NYC

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 June 2010

Notes from Chris is an incredible public art project started by Todd Lamb in 2008 which consists of weird notes, written by a fictional person named Chris, that are posted all over New York City. As a sort of literary version of invisible theater, the notes in aggregate actually succeed in depicting a rather fully […]

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Benjamin Verdoncke’s human nest

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By Julia Hennock in Cool Travel on Friday 30 May 2008

Just a few days ago, Benjamin Verdoncke climbed out of the human-sized nest he’d been residing in for the past seven days. The Belgian artist took six weeks to build the nest, which hung fifty metres high against a skyscraper in Rotterdam.

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