2014

Carsten Nicolai’s light patterns dominates Hong Kong’s skyline

Carsten Nicolai has created an impressive audio-visual work in his sterling career as a contemporary artist. His α (alpha) pulse creation stands out from the others for its uniqueness. Through it, he endeavors to illuminate the Hong Kong skyline. The latest creation adds to the impressive list of mindboggling stuff that Nicolai has always churned …

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Luzinterruptus made these labyrinths entirely out of plastic waste

It is no secret that the world has been up in arms regarding the global state of pollution. The increasingly popular Spanish art collective, Luzinterruptus, has been front and center in the fight against the plastic that has been polluting the ecosystem, as well as threatening marine life in the Pacific Ocean. For some time …

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LikeArchitects: Please step on this artwork

LIKEarchitects, a Porto-based architecture studio constructed the temporary exhibition at Colombo Shopping Mall in Lisbon, Portugal that would hold Jen Lewin’s highly interactive luminous installation titled ‘The Pool’. As it turns out, this was not LIKEarchitects first innovative project. Over the years, the Porto-based studio has consolidated a reputation for producing experimental, innovative and sometimes …

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Cao Fei shows iconic video games on 490m tall Hong Kong building

Same Old, Brand New is the labor of love of Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei. It was a massive video installation that featured a multitude of different symbols, moving pictures and images, and logos from well-liked video games such as Pac-Man and Tetris. At the time of the show, the images and symbols displayed had …

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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. His painting features a unique fusion of the genre’s styles and techniques with the current issues and the recognized language of …

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This $265,000 Burning Man sculpture burned to ashes

The Pier Group, a collective of artists, engineers, and builders, came together and spent a budget of $265,000 in order to create Embrace, the 72-foot (22 meter) sculpture of two figures embracing, whose fleeting life would end up in flames at the Burning Man festival. The enormous sculpture had previously supported an internal staircase that …

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Cai Guo-Qiang’s massive 8min explosive performance made citizens call the police

Cai Guo-Qiang is a New York-based artist and one of the furthermost celebrated contemporary artists originating from China. He is known for a remarkable new kind of fireworks spectacle, which he calls “explosion events.” He has taken gunpowder, one of China’s Four Great Inventions and led the way in a new impressive form of art …

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Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a similar …

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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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Bettina Pousttchi covers complete castle with photorealistic print

Born in 1971, Bettina Pousttchi is a German-Iranian artist, living and working in Berlin. She is known for her sculptures, videos, and photography, often involving architecture in urban and historical contexts. Her site-specific installations explore systems of time and space from a large-scale perspective. Currently living in Berlin, Pousttchi is best known within the art …

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