2015

Jun Ong’s large, bright floating star – Blazing in white light

Installed in Penang, Malaysia, Star was a large-scale light sculpture in the shape of a star by artist and architect Jun Ong. About Star The star is set at the core of an unfinished concrete building that spans all five floors from the ground to the roof. It forms a 12-sided polygon, also called a …

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Why does Lara Almarcegui create massive piles of rubble?

Spanish born Lara Almarcegui who currently lives in Rotterdam has always had a deep curiosity for examining processes of contemporary transformation that are brought about by the social, political and economic transformations in society. Since the early 1990s, Lara has examined urban areas that most artists choose not to focus on, such as rubble …

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Why are these golden balloons all over Taipei?

What happened? In 2015, Public Delivery collaborated with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan’s first museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art and one of Asia’s most prominent art institutions. Silence Was Golden is our on-going global public art project, which is centered around words or short phrases made out of golden letter-shaped balloons, chosen …

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

What is Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA? 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 …

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Artist Xu Zhen’s stunning installation at the Long Museum

Who is Xu Zhen? Xu Zhen is a leader within the domain of contemporary Chinese art and is said to be one of the most sought-after international contemporary artists. Xu Zhen uses inspiration from both Chinese and Western cultures while combining the embodiment of both. He uses sociocultural frameworks as an inspiration for his pieces …

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Richard Wilson & The Italian Job – Is this bus falling off a roof?

Richard Wilson’s coach artwork in Hong Kong The sculptural installation by Richard Wilson titled Hang On A Minute Lads, I’ve Got a Great Idea showcases a full-sized replica of a old-fashioned twin-axel Harrington Legionnaire coach that looks as if it is teetering precariously on the edge threatening to fall off The Peninsula’s seventh-floor. How did …

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New project: Public art project with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art

About Fairy Tales is the third edition of the traveling exhibition Utopian Days and presents video works of 25 artists and collectives. It’s held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, Taiwan, the country’s first museum dedicated exclusively to contemporary art from April 25 to June 14, 2015. Dates April 25 – June 14, …

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