March 19, 2018
Tanapol Kaewpring created seven different glass cubes with different elements, including fire, smoke, light, water, etc. These boxes can be found in environments such as the beach, the desert, the city, and beyond. Kaewpring explains, “These forces of nature have the capacity for great change, growth, and destruction, and yet they are still able to be controlled by humanity. Even they have their limits. These elements combined with their settings represent aspects of psychological freedom. If we are able to think outside the box, to break the glass that surrounds us, perhaps we could achieve true liberation and happiness.”
This extraordinary structure on Montrose Boulevard took motorists by surprise. A pair of artists, Dan Havel and Dean Ruck was responsible for this house installation. The two wooden buildings were to be replaced by a new built project so the few months before the demolition, they made this into an architectonic installation.
Artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude came up with the bizarre idea to surround 11 islands in Biscayne Bay, Fla. with pink woven polypropylene fabric. This was no easy feat; it involved a very intricate anchoring system, 6.5 million square feet of fabric, and many volunteers.
The brazilian artist created hundreds of sitting figures out of ice. The installation lasted till the last one melted in the heat of the day.
This amazing art installation was made by Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo for the International Istanbul Biennale in 2003. She used over 1,550 chairs stacked on an empty lot between two buildings.
Little is known about the small Adriatic island of Susak, whose complex history is grounded mainly in oral tradition and mythology. Today, few natives remain and the island’s economy relies largely on tourism. Tomaz Kramberger’s Remote Places #2 is a two-part installation consisting of a giant light switch located on the lower part of the island, as well as fairy lights that flicker on and off in the upper part of town. Remote Places #2 is a nod to Susak’s function as a temporary getaway from the rest of the world, but it also exudes the same sense of quiet mystery that has shrouded the island for thousands of years.
In the desert south of las vegas, nevada, swiss artist Ugo Rondinone has erected a monumental public installation that rises from the rocky terrain. A sequence of colorful colossal stone configurations that seemingly defy gravity with their formations. The stacked shapes, reminiscent of naturally-occurring hoodoos, seem simultaneously balanced between stability and collapse. Nearly five years in the making, these mammoth cairns evoke the art of meditative rock balancing, as they negotiate the landscape between geological formations and abstract compositions.
‘Bâtiment’ is a large-scale installation consisting of a mock-up building façade turned on its side and a multi-storey mirror. The piece allows visitors to view themselves in a gravity-defying illusion where they are hanging off the elevation of a four-level house. the work aims to challenge and skew the viewer’s comprehension of reality by using mundane elements of urban life that have slipped into the unconscious of the public.
In 2006, Cai Guo-Qiang’s dramatic installation featured 99 life-sized stuffed wolves inside a glass wall. The artist was inspired by Berlin and its history, but according to Cai he really wanted to “portray the universal human tragedy resulting from this blind urge to press forward, the way we try to attain our goals without compromise.”
The London art gallery Tate has spent £30,000 on the sculpture – which works out to be a fiver for each fruit. Visitors to the exhibition, first created by South African-born Roelof Louw in 1967, will be encouraged to eat the display.