Art in Brazil

Chris Burden’s Samson tries to destroy a museum from within

Introduction What do you think would happen if you connect a 100-ton jack to a turnstile and gearbox? In case you feel confused with all that, then you’re probably unfamiliar with Chris Burden’s Samson. Burden (1946-2015) has managed to employ different items to create a stunning piece of artwork. Apart from the items above, the …

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Sebastião Salgado’s impressive photos: This was Brazil’s largest & most dangerous gold mine

Salgado’s Serra Pelada Serra Pelada refers to a series of photographs that were taken in 1986 depicting endless numbers of mine workers distributed on various parts of a tall gold mining cliff. The black and white photos were taken from a distance and at an elevated vantage point by photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Because of the …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Who is Jaume Plensa? Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is largely known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different other types of contemporary art media, including from acoustic installations to video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in …

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