2013

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Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit – A seemingly impossible installation

A massive installation by Tomás Saraceno titled In Orbit has to be one of the artist’s most notable and successful installations. At a height of more than 20 meters, Saraceno suspended a mesh construction within which audiences could move weightlessly on the net. The net construction, accessible on three levels, was designed to resemble a

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Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art

Suburban is a complex film and photography installation by New York-based Australian artist Ian Strange. Suburban was created by Strange as a result of a collaboration with a film crew and volunteers from different parts of America, including Alabama, Detroit, New Hampshire, Ohio and New York. Over the course of three months, Strange and the

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a medium with which to create

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Gimhongsok’s Canine Construction – Mocking Jeff Koons’ balloon dogs

This Canine Construction by South Korean artist Gimhongsok is one that anyone would fall in love with, coupled with the enigmatic quality it has. This work is the sculpture of a dog and remains one of the artist’s most well-known works in recent times. The creation involved using garbage bags, balloons, and cardboard boxes, all

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Chris Burden an got enormous meteorite on eBay for this installation

Chris Burden was not exactly an everyday artist. While his previous work usually involved a form of danger (see Shoot), his last works have still been about performance, but mostly involved creating very much advanced models of working machines. One of such of his works was sitting in the New Museum, New York, in 2013.

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Imran Qureshi’s gruesome-looking installation is much more harmless than you think

Many art critics widely consider Imran Qureshi to be one of the most influential Pakistani contemporary artists. He has refined the regional and traditionally rooted painting style and took it to the modern day. Style His painting features a unique fusion of the genre’s styles and techniques with the current issues and the recognized language

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Yin Xiuzhen & her 14 meter minibus Collective Unconscious

Collective Subconscious is a large-scale interactive installation created by Beijing-based artist Yin Xiuzhen. She has spent the last twenty-five years creating and displaying works that reflect her surrounding environment and her relationship with it. Her works are usually personal and environmentally engaging and typically site-specific. Collective Subconscious, which is composed of a bisected minivan connected

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Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog pees on prestigious Californian art collection

Richard Jackson’s Bad Dog was installed as part of the artist’s Orange County Museum of Art retrospective. The installation, titled simply as Bad Dog, was a giant 28-foot temporary sculpture of a black Labrador urinating yellow paint on the museum walls for his exhibition titled Ain’t Painting a Pain. It was an immediate hit. Crowds

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Christian Marclay: 7 stained glass windows you won’t see in any cathedral

After spending a whopping $26 million on renovations, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris is now the largest contemporary art center in Europe. It has four levels and is as big as three football fields. With plenty of space, they have creatively allowed the building itself to become part of the art. Artists were invited

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Kaarina Kaikkonen – These are some of her best installations

Kaarina Kaikkonen is one of Finland’s most important artists. She is best known for her inventive use of second-hand clothing pieces (mostly jackets & shirts) and molded craft paper to transform public places like churches, streets and plazas into memorable jacket installations. The environment is incorporated into these installations in some way, resulting in a

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your

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Conservative Stadtmuseum München opens up to Urban Art

Last month the City Museum of Munich, Germany, held an exhibition that featured artists from Europe, Asia, and Australia. They were connected by their confident artistic position, focusing on their artistic statement rather than creating easily accessible and understandable works. Galeria Autonomica The curators Christian Minke and Christoph Pankowski believe that now it’s more important

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Cai Guo Qiang’s stunning Watering Hole in Brisbane

What was it? Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Australia was staged at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from November 2013 to April 2014. Spanning the ground floor galleries of GOMA, this exhibition presented a large-scale installation by the Chinese artist. A centerpiece of the exhibition was a dramatic new commission, Heritage (2013), which

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