Art in Australia

Does David McCracken’s stairway lead to heaven?

David McCracken’s infinite stairway to heaven Humanity has always focused on reaching the skies, surpassing its capabilities, and focusing on growth more than ever. And that’s what David McCracken tries to showcase with his new piece named Diminish and Ascent. This sculpture was previously located at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. It’s an eye-catching piece …

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Steve McCurry’s monsoon photos from India & beyond – Devastatingly real

About Steve McCurry Steve McCurry is no stranger to success having built a name for himself as one of the world’s most respected photographers. He has won numerous international awards and acclaim for his consistent and impactful repertoire and has sold books in the millions across the world. In particular, some of his most talked-about …

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Carsten Höller’s slides: A fun way to experience museums

Carsten Höller & his work Carsten Höller is well known for playfully including his slide installations in major museums across the world. Höller, who is formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing components of the real world, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics …

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Ian Strange burns down suburban houses in the name of art

Suburban by Ian Strange 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 …

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Why is Andy Warhol important? Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

Barry McGee’s tag mural in New York In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti …

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Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddha – 20 tons of incense ash to create them

Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddhas Zhang Huan, born in 1965, started his career as a painter and then moved to performance art and then resorted back to painting. He is also a sculptor and photographer, but his main focus is on being a performance artist. He has made extensive use of ash throughout his career and …

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Takahiro Iwasaki’s intricate miniatures of ancient Japanese temples

Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki’s sculpture the Reflection Model (Perfect Bliss) is a sophisticated miniature recreation of Phoenix Hall, which is part of Japan’s Byodo-in Temple complex. Embodying many elements of tradition and modernity, the piece imitates the reflection of the traditional mirror pond as a physical object, suspended from the ceiling, performing to the …

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Pierre Huyghe fills Sydney’s opera house with 1000 real trees

A Forest of Lines by Pierre Huyghe is a space that brings together the sacred and the profane. It blurs boundaries, eliminating the separation between the audience and the art where they can become the performance as they explore the constructed forest in the theatre made of a thousand real trees, inside the concert …

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Cai Guo-Qiang & his 99 stunning animal replicas

About the exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang’s first solo exhibition in Australia will be staged at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from November 2013 to April 2014. Spanning the ground floor galleries of GOMA, this exhibition presents major, large scale installations by the Chinese artist. A centerpiece of the exhibition is a dramatic new commission, Heritage, …

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