Installations

Art installations are three-dimensional works of art that are meant to transform the viewer’s perception of space. They fall under an artistic genre of contemporary art and can be temporary or permanent, often designed to become an alternative reflection to more traditional art forms.

Art installations gained initial traction in the 1970s, with the ranks of Kurt Schwitters and Marcel Duchamp at the forefront of this contemporary art genre. With engineering elements incorporated into the art, these works transform into an immersive experience the viewer could enjoy in both physical and visual sense.

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Olimpiiska – One of Kyiv’s most intriguing metro stations

The Olimpiiska Station, located in Kyiv, Ukraine, stands in the same spot as the former Ploshchad Lev Tolstoy station. It is a part of the third section of the Kurenevsko-Krasnoarmeyskaya line and was launched just 12 months after the commissioning of the second section. Most of the stations that were built on the Obolon radius …

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Jeanne Gang’s massive Hive at the National Building Museum

“Hive” refers to an installation featured during the annual Summer Block Party series hosted by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. It featured an excess of 2500 meshing paper tubes that formed a set of 3 intersected, domed acoustic chambers. Inside the acoustic chambers, visitors could interact with the drum-like tubes and chimes situated …

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Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth – A giant crack in Tate Modern

Shibboleth was an installation piece designed and completed by celebrated Colombian artist Doris Salcedo at the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern Museum in London. Before Salcedo created the installation itself, she created digital renderings on real photos of the Turbine Hall floor. The artist then printed the rendering before presenting them to the board …

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A floating pavilion in Taipei – By Shen Ting Tseng Architects

The Floating Pavilion was a temporary structure exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum Plaza, Taiwan, in 2016, as the winning design in the annual competition to build pavilions at different spaces in the TFAM complex. The pavilion was designed by Shen Ting Tseng Architects to add vitality to the plaza, which is usually wind-beaten …

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The 10 best artworks you missed at Art Basel Unlimited 2021

The return of in-person exhibitions at Art Basel has echoed a huge sigh of relief across the art community. Its 2021 edition was originally slated for June but had to be put off until September to give countries across the globe more time to carry out their vaccination campaigns and lift travel restrictions. With so …

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Sher Maker transformed a boring gas station into this ..

Creatives find inspiration from some of the most uninspiring sources. Many of them find ideas from looking at others’ creations. Architects are in this category too. They get their creative juices running from some of life’s regular occurrences. A gas station is the last place you would expect to see creatives basing their work upon. …

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Light artist Bruce Munro’s magical Cantus Arcticus

Bruce Munro is one of the most prominent light artists. Over the years, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to produce intriguing work in traditional surroundings. More importantly, he has come up with several top-notch productions, including his latest creation – Cantus Arcticus. In this article, we examine the qualities that make Cantus Arcticus one …

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Get lost in Antony Gormley’s Mist Room – Blind Light

The Mist Room, which premiered on October 26 and lasted all through to December 1, 2007, was a major exhibition by artist Antony Gormley. The Mist Room became a critically acclaimed piece of work, managing to pull over 200,000 visitors. The installation, which was first hosted by the Hayward Gallery, London, was so successful that …

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Chris Burden exposed the foundation of the museum

In his works, Chris Burden goes beyond limits to produce immemorable installations that have revolutionized art. Many of his works involve commitment, hard work, and ethos that bring out metaphoric power akin to his performances. At the Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA), Chris created a revered installation that displays the museums’ foundations. The installation, known …

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