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Tokujin Yoshioka’s Rainbow Church – The liberation of light

Rainbow Church Rainbow church is aptly named and refers to an eight-meter-high installation that creates a rainbow as light is refracted within its space. The installation is a wall of crystal prism that throws off rainbows to anyone within the installation space. The 500 crystal prisms that make up the installation allow light passing through …

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Jun Ong’s large, bright floating star – Blazing in white light

Installed in Penang, Malaysia, Star was a large-scale light sculpture in the shape of a star by artist and architect Jun Ong. About Star The star is set at the core of an unfinished concrete building that spans all five floors from the ground to the roof. It forms a 12-sided polygon, also called a …

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Lucio Fontana’s concetto spaziale – Mesmerizing neon installations

About Lucio Fontana Lucio Fontana’s interest in technological and scientific advancements that occurred during the 20th century largely inspired his approach to a wide array of methods and mediums. For instance, he has worked with stone, neon, ceramics and even metals. As a painter, he went beyond two-dimensional surfaces by engaging technology as a means …

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

About Kimsooja Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Her work involves several subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women among other people in …

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Doug Wheeler’s Synthetic Desert at Guggenheim – 46 years in the making

Backstory Over 40 years ago, a leading Light and Space artist called Doug Wheeler imagined an art project that resembled the tranquility you would experience if you travelled to an expansive desert such as the one in Arizona. For a long time, the idea only existed on paper due to the amount of resources it …

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Nabana no Sato’s winter illumination – Everything you need to know

ttps://youtu.be/FYyddJvy7X4 7 min 16 sec Japan & light festivals Japan seems to be way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to experimenting with lights. It is a culture throughout the country to have impressive light festivals over winter. Other than showcasing the creativity of new talent every year, such festivals give …

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Olafur Eliasson’s Weather Project – Why did he try to recreate the sun?

About the Weather Project Olafur Eliasson has created a gigantic installation which in 2003 took overall space in Tate Modern, London. The artwork, a sun rising out of a mist, was bound to keep any visitor in awe. In this project named The Weather Project, the Scandinavian artist recreated the sun and the sky to …

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What is Yvette Mattern’s global rainbow?

What was Global Rainbow? Global Rainbow, After the Storm is a monumental outdoor laser installation by American artist Yvette Mattern, viewable to millions of New Yorkers. Organized in response to Hurricane Sandy, the artist projected seven beams of high power laser light over communities hit hard by the storm, originating on Manhattan’s lower west side …

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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river

What happened on Sumida river? Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida …

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What do you think about Robert Montgomery’s poem billboards?

About Robert Montgomery Robert Montgomery is a Scottish/British artist, poet, and sculptor famous for his site-specific billboards that are created from light and text, and also fire poems. Montgomery is also the associate publisher of Dazed & Confused. His works border melancholic post-situationist tradition. The artist believes that art should be taken out of galleries …

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