Art created in 2005

Carsten Nicolai’s syn chron – A one of a kind masterpiece

Artists have an enviable knack for coming up with staggering designs. Carsten Nicolai is no different. In syn chron, he teamed up with his group of architects to design a one of a kind sound, light, and architectural masterpiece. It’s unthinkable how Carsten Nicolai conceptualized the rarely talked of art. Syn Chron stands as …

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Song Dong’s Waste Not – Why obsessive hoarding lead to this project

Song Dong’s Waste Not is an installation with a story behind it. A testament born of the artist’s mother, Zhao Xiangyuan’s hoardings, the installation consists of tools, plant pots, chairs, empty squeezed out tubes of toothpaste, television sets, all collected over a span of five decades. This obsessive hoarding of items resulted in an …

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Mariko Mori’s UFO – Your thoughts come to life

Viewer’s brainwaves projected onto a screen How many times do art and science come together? In Mariko Mori’s Wave UFO art and science have come together in a creation that is just fascinating. This artwork uses neuroscience, computer graphics, architectural engineering, and sound to create an interactive experience where viewers can see their thoughts come …

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Noh Suntag in North Korea – This spectacle involves 100,000 participants

About Noh Suntag Noh Suntag has made it his mission to provide the world glimpses of social, historical and political developments of North Korea, which many people do not get to see. Noh produces photographs that record real-life situations that are directly linked to the division of Korea. In particular, some of his works were …

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Cao Fei’s Cosplayers & the power of costumes

Cosplayers Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei’s 2004 work explores the imagined identities of cosplayers, young people who dress up like game characters, and how they interact with the real world. A costume bestows magical powers upon the wearer of these individuals, rendering their person more special and enabling them to transcend their mundane reality. These …

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Thomas Struth’s jungle photos may make you feel helpless

About New Pictures From Paradise German photographer Thomas Struth has been taking pictures of forests in different parts of the world since 1998. By giving these images the title New Pictures from Paradise, he has endowed them with a special meaning as pictures of nature before the intrusion of humans. His attention focuses on wild …

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Dave Cole’s Knitting Machine is producing a gigantic American flag

In 2005, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) presented a monumental and uniquely American sculptural installation by Providence-based sculptor Dave Cole. For Cole’s industrial-sized project The Knitting Machine, he used two excavators and replaced their shovels with telephone poles, fitting them with massive 6 meters (20 ft.) knitting needles. This giant machine produced …

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Nadav Kander: 3 years taking photos of China’s longest river

Nadav Kander’s trips to China For his Yangtze photos Nadav Kander came to China several times in 2005 to 2007, visited 186 cities and traveled along the world’s third-largest river, from the spring in the Himalaya to the mouth. Humans are usually just portrayed as small figures next to a gigantic setting, either the river …

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