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 one …

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

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 created to show …

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Mohamed Bourouissa’s Périphérique – Front row seat to Parisian ghetto

Mohamed Bourouissa’s photos, like those of many photojournalists’ work, feature impoverished, stylish young African and Arab men and women, some of who are immigrants. In contrast, others are the children of immigrants living in suburban housing projects on Paris’s peripheries. His works depict the tensions and the many issues that have implications for the daily …

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Cao Fei’s Cosplayers & the power of costumes

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 to these individuals, rendering their person more special and enabling them to transcend their mundane reality. These are …

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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 Dave Cole. Cole’s project The Knitting Machine comprised two excavators specially fitted with massive 20′ knitting needles, which produced an oversized American flag, which can be seen as both a celebratory gesture of pride and a commentary …

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Elmgreen & Dragset created Marfa’s own Prada store

Prada Marfa is a permanent installation work of two Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset. The freestanding building resembles a Prada storefront and was launched on October 1, 2005, as a “pop architectural land art project”. From a distance, the artwork appears to be a large minimalist sculpture. As one gets closer, the building resembles a …

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