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Impressive photos of massive industrial landscapes show China’s transformation

Impressive photos of massive industrial landscapes show China’s transformation

Edward Burtynsky - Manufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, 2005
Edward BurtynskyManufacturing #17, Deda Chicken Processing Plant, Dehui City, Jilin Province, China, 2005

For Edward Burtynsky, photography is much more than immortalizing a scene; while his focus is on taking photos, he is keen on sharing his point of view with the rest of the world. One of the most outstanding aspects of his works is his ability to connect to the real world. China for instance is a massive country, comprised of 3.7-million-square-miles of manufacturing landscape and that means people are busy all the time. What is a picture of China without a hint of humanity? The many pictures Burtynsky has taken of China appear to be carefully thought out; each one makes use of a location that not only captures what is happening on a large-scale, but also the people who make it happen.

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Colorful madness in Shanghai

Colorful madness in Shanghai

Alan Delorme - Totem #9

Alan Delorme - Totem #4
Alan DelormeTotem #4

French artist Alan Delorme’s Totem series features images of towering stacks of objects that appear to teeter perilously like totem poles. His project name is ambiguous because it almost indicates that the project is about the dazzling heights of the Shanghai skyscrapers. owever, the entire project focuses on migrants attempting and struggling to ferry their towering wares and cargo across various parts of the megacity.

The migrants in the pictures that often go unnoticed by many are seen to transport unbelievable piles of goods on their bikes. Delorme utilized the precarious products that consist of cardboards, chairs, bales of clothes, and tires just to mention a few, to represent the new totems of society.

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20 tons of incense ash to create 5m statue

20 tons of incense ash to create 5m statue

Zhang Huan - Sydney Buddha, 2015, aluminum, 5m height, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Zhang Huan - Sydney Buddha, 2015, aluminum, 5m height, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia 1
Zhang HuanSydney Buddha, left: Aluminium Buddha, 370x290x260cm, right: Ash Buddha, 350x480x290cm, Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia, 2015

Zhang Huan, born in 1965, started out his career as a painter and then moved to performance art and then resorted back to painting. He is also a sculptor and photographer, but his main focus is being a performance artist. Throughout his career, he has made extensive use of ash, and even built a few sculptures with it. Zhang says that he considers ash to be symbolic as it represents the hopes and the prayers of those who usually burn the incense. To him, the ash sculptures represent collective blessing, memory, and soul of the Chinese people. The ash is collected from various temples in Shanghai, a time-consuming process that involves many hands.

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Beautiful sculptures made entirely from soap

Beautiful sculptures made entirely from soap

Meekyoung Shin - Crouching Aphrodite, 2002
Meekyoung ShinCrouching Aphrodite, 2002

Meekyoung Shin, a South Korean sculptor, became popular for her Translation series, using soap as her medium of art. Trained in the tradition of European sculpture, her statuettes are made factoring in the Western and Eastern style of relief. Her works are usually made from palm oil, a vegetarian soap.

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Karl Lagerfeld is one of the few who saw this artwork live

Karl Lagerfeld is one of the few who saw this artwork live

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Green Room, 2013

Berndnaut Smilde - ICONOCLOUDS, 2013, Commission for Harpers Bazaar, Karl Lagerfeld, photo Simon Procter
Berndnaut SmildeICONOCLOUDS, 2013, Commission for Harpers Bazaar, Karl Lagerfeld
Photo: Simon Procter

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde effortlessly creates fluffy, unusual, yet perfect clouds in different indoor locations. For several years, he has practised this and created a series named Nimbus.

Smilde makes his art possible with the use of smoke, air, light or water. Through the entire world, the presence of clouds often comes with different meanings which mostly fall within the range of misfortune, a heavy rainfall or simply a blemish on a perfectly clear and bright day. Smilde however, has chosen to disregard all these negative connotations and make them into a form of entertainment. Since 2010, he has perfected the art of changing the weather conditions of an indoor space and make clouds appear in the least expected spaces. It is a task that requires elaborate planning and preparation, and consists of taking control of the temperature and weather elements of the space he wants to create his work. The humidity of the space has to be controlled while constantly increasing the moisture content of the air in the space. The lighting is then adjusted to create a realistic and dramatic effect. With the right conditions, the fog machine releases a heavy and damp dense mist which looks just like a real life cloud in the sky.

Nimbus is a project that brings to the fore the idea of creating clouds in spaces that are not supposed to contain clouds so spectators can give such occurrence different meanings and often take places in spaces like elevators, balconies, corridors and staircases. His clouds can be quite threatening and ominous and still bring a strange serenity with them even though they are out of place. This conflicting notion is what makes Smilde’s work unique.

Not many people have seen Smilde’s work live as the clouds only lasts as much as ten seconds which is just about enough time to get photographed. The clouds do not exist for long and having them in photographs is the only way to prove that they ever existed and the fact that the images of the artwork brings reality and representation to fusion makes the work of art even more special.

Berndnaut Smilde - Waterschei, 2014
Berndnaut SmildeWaterschei, 2014

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus, 2014
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus, 2014

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus, 2010, Cloud in room, Digital C-type Print, 75x112 cm, Probe#6, Suze May Sho, Arnhem, Netherlands
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus, 2010, Cloud in room, Digital C-type Print, 75×112 cm, Probe#6, Suze May Sho, Arnhem, Netherlands

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus, 2013, Photo Michael Holly
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus, 2013
Photo: Michael Holly

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Sankt Peter, 2014, Digital C-type Print, 75 x 109 : 125 x 181 cm, Sankt Peter Kunst-Station, Cologne, photo Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Sankt Peter, 2014, Digital C-type Print, 75 x 109 : 125 x 181 cm, Sankt Peter Kunst-Station, Cologne
Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Portland Place, 2014
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Portland Place, 2014

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus NP3, 2012, digital C-type print on dibond
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus NP3, 2012, digital C-type print on dibond

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Munnekeholm
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Munnekeholm

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus LOT, 2013
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus LOT, 2013

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus II, 2012, Digital C-type Print, 75x112 cm, Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn, photo Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus II, 2012, Digital C-type Print, 75×112 cm, Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn
Photo: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Green Room, 2013
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Green Room, 2013

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Green Room, 2013, digital C-type print on dibond
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Green Room, 2013

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Dumont, 2014, Digital C-type Print, 75 x 110 : 125 x 184 cm, Minebuilding Waterschei, Genk, photo Cassander Eeftinck, Schattenkerk
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Dumont, 2014, Digital C-type Print, 75 x 110 : 125 x 184 cm, Minebuilding Waterschei, Genk
Photo: Cassander Eeftinck, Schattenkerk

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Duguan Himalayas Museum, 2015, Digital c-type print, framed, 150 x 220 cm, photo Nina Chen
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Duguan Himalayas Museum, 2015, Digital c-type print, framed, 150 x 220 cm
Photo: Nina Chen

Berndnaut-Smilde-Nimbus-DAspremont-2012
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Daspremont, 2012

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Cukurcuma Hamam I, 2012, digital c-type print on dibond
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Cukurcuma Hamam I, 2012

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Cukurcuma Hamam II, 2012
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Cukurcuma Hamam II, 2012

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Bonnefanten, 2013, digital c-type print on aluminium
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Bonnefanten, 2013

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Atlas, 2015, LIAN Art Space, Shanghai 2
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Atlas, 2015, LIAN Art Space, Shanghai, China

Berndnaut Smilde - Nimbus Atlas, 2015, LIAN Art Space, Shanghai 1
Berndnaut SmildeNimbus Atlas, 2015, LIAN Art Space, Shanghai, China


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Ai Weiwei flips off whole world

Ai Weiwei flips off whole world

Ai Weiwei - Study of Perspective – Tiananmen“, 1995-2010, C-Print, 32,5 x 43,5 cm
Ai WeiweiStudy of Perspective, Tiananmen, 1995-2010, C-Print, 32,5×43,5cm

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and activist whose activism comes out in his artwork. He has been vocal and openly critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights. His work has captured global attention and served to bring attention to social injustices, human rights violations, and systemic violence.

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Dreamlike video work situated in 1930s Shanghai is both frighteningly beautiful and elegant (video)

Dreamlike video work situated in 1930s Shanghai is both frighteningly beautiful and elegant (video)

Yang Fudong - Fifth Night Part 1, 2010, 7 channel video installation, 35 mm film B & W, stereo sound, 35mm - Still 4
Yang FudongFifth Night Part 1, 2010, 7 channel video installation, 35 mm film B & W, stereo sound, 35mm

China’s most well-known cinematographer and photographer, Yang Fudong, was born in Beijing, China, in 1971. He is also regarded by many as one of the greatest film writers to come out of China, however his creativity spans far beyond that. Yang began training in painting at the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, and started working with film in the early 1990s. He now uses images to depict thought and experience, and he seeks to portray that anything is possible, including dreams and fantasies.

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