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 on to 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 …

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

Mohamed Bourouissa’s Parisian suburb photos 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 …

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Cao Fei’s Cosplayers & the power of costumes

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

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

Two excavators produced an oversized 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 …

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

Nadav Kander – Chongqing I, Chongqing Municipality 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 …

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