Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, recently brought a recreated version of his Forever Bicycles sculpture to Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival. The size of the new sculpture has grown exponentially, and the once 1,000 bicycle installation now exceeds 3,144.

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Anamorphic sculptures will only form in the reflections of curved cylinders

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Jonty Hurwitz, who has an engineering background, makes sculptures that delve into the idea of how people perceive space. His anamorphic sculptures can’t be seen until you look at it as a reflection of a shiny curved cylinder. How ingenious.

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This is what Pharrell’s Casio MT-500 Keyboard would look 1,000 years from now

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Saturday 12 October 2013

This cool sculpture is the result of a collaboration between Pharrell Williams and Daniel Arsham. Arsham posed the question to Pharrell: ‘What was something you used at the beginning of your music career that was very important to you at a certain moment that you no longer have or use’. Pharrell’s answer, of course, was […]

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The Art Of Lint And Cinnamon: new work by Marcy Chevali

Michael Amter Contributor

By Michael Amter in New Art on Saturday 12 October 2013

Marcy Chevali is an artist who can make fascinating use of everything and anything. Her Lint Animal series fabricated curious figures knit with sewing thread stuffed with simple dryer fiber waste. Chevali will often incorporate ordinary household materials including thread, tea, sugar, turmeric, even wrapping cinnamon in paper to create layered juxtapositions which alter common […]

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

Darwin Cosico Contributor

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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Steampunk sculptures of animals with exposed carved machinery

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 October 2013

I recently saw these steampunk bronze sculptures of animals in Honolulu’s Tabora Galley. Artist Nano Lopez, who uses a ‘lost wax‘ method that dates back to ancient Greece, has a way with sculpting these creatures to the smallest details, making them a colorful and fantastical lot with bolts and intricate machinery-like bits carved onto their […]

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Ah, yes, it really is lobster shell motorcycles

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 4 October 2013

God created lobsters for two things: 1) for humans to experience the eternal fine dining experience heaven has to offer in the form of a crustacean and 2) to make really cool motorcycle sculptures with its bright orange carcass. Huang Mingbo, a Taiwanese chef and food carving expert, showed his students at a cooking seminar […]

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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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Tainted sculptures by Aaron Demetz

Marcin Schleifer Contributor

By Marcin Schleifer in New Art on Monday 16 September 2013

With tainted sculptures, artist Aaron Demetz presents a series of contradictions: pureness, smoothness against roughness and decay. They look menacingly calm and immovable. I appreciate the way he achieves the jagged structure. The fact all of that extreme effects were reached in one piece of wood is fascinating.

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Type writer part assemblages by Jeremy Mayer

Marcin Schleifer Contributor

By Marcin Schleifer in New Art on Friday 13 September 2013

Jeremy Mayer breaths live into typewriter’s parts. He recycles their cold, steel elements into organic forms, like human’s body or animals sculptures. They’re constructed with extremely precisions and huge dose of technique’s knowledge. The proof of that is smoothness and essence, which he gave to sharp, mechanical pieces. However, they are not deprived of artistic […]

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Sotheby’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth House

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Wednesday 11 September 2013

This exhibition is the ultimate juxtaposition of the old and the new. The Beyond Limits contemporary sculpture exhibition on display at England’s historic Chatsworth House features work from artists such as Marc Quinn, Tony Cragg and Bill Woodrow, Thomas Heatherwick, Allen Jones, and Mario Merz.

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Roadkill shadow art by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Thursday 5 September 2013

We’re pretty big fans of shadow art. We also appreciate artists who create beauty from unexpected materials. This amazing sculpture by Tim Noble and Sue Webster is made from 34 taxidermy animals (6 rats, 1 mink, 8 carrion crows, 8 rooks, 11 jackdaws, to be exact).

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Los Carpinteros: an art collective from Havana

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Friday 30 August 2013

The easiest way to describe the work of the art collective Los Carpinteros is ‘deform to form in order to perform’. Sometimes you have to disassemble your projects and objects into their individual components to see what they’re really made of. After having established that, it’s way easier to enhance the deformed project/object and to […]

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Geometric 3D-printed sugar sculptures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 29 August 2013

Liz and Kyle von Hasseln, who started the Sugar Lab when they were both students in architecture school, made these meticulously 3D-printed sugar sculptures out of a mixture of water and alcohol through a process that dampens and hardens the sugar substrate simultaneously.So, yes. Sugar. Wow.

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Larger-than-life furniture so oversized, you’ll need to climb on them

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 28 August 2013

All right, we think we’ve found just the place to get all our furniture from. The only problem is, we’ll need a bigger place. We’ll also need one of these magic ‘Drink Me’ potions so we can grow ten times bigger to at least get our butt on the darned chair. Robert Therrien is the […]

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