desert related art

Aleix Plademunt visits Dubailand, the world’s most expensive theme park

What is Dubailand? After being exposed to numerous renderings and 3d models of Dubailand, a new place near Dubai, photographer Aleix Plademunt decided to visit the place. Dubailand was compiled over a 3-month period that saw Aleix Pledemunt travel across the rich oasis of Dubai, which is a city that has come to be known …

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Steve McCurry’s magic India moments – Glamorous & worrying

Why Steve McCurry is fascinated with India Photographer Steve McCurry has been traveling to various parts of the globe photographing and capturing different subjects and people. His photography has led him down hidden pathways and streets, searching for what he calls the magic moment when color, light, and emotion work together in perfect harmony to …

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Doug Wheeler’s Synthetic Desert at Guggenheim – 46 years in the making

Backstory Over 40 years ago, a leading Light and Space artist called Doug Wheeler imagined an art project that resembled the tranquility you would experience if you travelled to an expansive desert such as the one in Arizona. For a long time, the idea only existed on paper due to the amount of resources it …

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These photos of Burning Man will make you want to go immediately

Photographer Victor Habchy’s trip to Burning Man Victor Habchy is a French photographer and director. He was lucky enough to get a ticket to Burning Man, an annual festival in the middle of the desert of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert in the US. He describes the event as life-changing, spending a full week without electricity, …

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Ugo Rondinone’s colorful mountains sculptures

Seven Magic Mountains, 2016 Far in the desert south of the city of Las Vegas in Nevada, you will find seven colossal pillars of stones made by pilling small, colorful pebbles perpendicularly. The figures appear poised between monumentality and collapse, creating a striking sight amidst barren landscapes. Titled Seven Magic Mountains, the shapes were installed …

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Daesung Lee’s photography – 75% of Mongolia might turn into a desert

35% of Mongolians are still nomads Daesung Lee’s Futuristic Archeology project deals with the nomadic people of Mongolia. Although Mongolia has seen increasing modernization and urbanization in recent decades, approximately 35% of Mongolians still live a traditional nomadic lifestyle, thus depending on the vast land and their relationship with the land to survive. However, environmental …

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Artist David Brooks installed this dune-like landscape in the middle of Manhattan

Desert Rooftops by David Brooks is a 5,000-square-foot sculpture that is a wavy configuration of multiple asphalt-covered rooftops similar to those on suburban developments, McMansions and strip malls conjoined to resemble a rolling, dune-like landscape. Desert Rooftops The piece examines issues of the natural and built landscape by comparing the monoculture that arises from …

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