In 1995, Francis Alÿs performed a walk holding a leaking can of blue paint in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. That simple walk was then interpreted as a poetic gesture. Nine years later, Alÿs re-enacted that same gesture with a leaking can of green paint. Alÿs’s performance provoked so much attention because the artist […]
7000 Oaks is an environmental artwork created by German artist Joseph Beuys. The artist proposed a plan to have 7000 oaks trees planted across the Germany city of Kassel, each tree accompanied with basalt stone, 4 feet high above the ground. Joseph Beuys’ objection was for the project to extend throughout the world as the
Mario Bellini created an outrageous concept that he dubbed Kar-a-Sutra. He worked on it in collaboration with two of the world’s most famous companies: Citroën and Pirelli. Through it, the Milan-based architect and designer astounded all and sundry with this artwork. Eventually, art lovers around the world referred to his creation as Mario Bellini’s Car.
Maya Lin (b. 1959 in Ohio) is unquestionably one of the most talented architectural and land artists of our era. While she is well-known for her work on the Vietnam War Memorial, the Wave Field is hands down her best work yet. A three-part land art series, Wave Field is a collection of undulating and
Next March, just like any other month of March, the Chicago Plumbers will dye the city’s river green. They have been doing this since 1962, in loving memory of St. Patrick, celebrating an icon in the history of Ireland and Chicago. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson mounted another similar project, but with a whole different thing
A bright green apple spotlighted on top of a tall plexiglass pedestal would have been the first object you would have seen upon entering the exhibition titled Yoko Ono: one-woman show, 1960-1971. The show, which was held at the Museum of Modern art in New York, was created to give visitors a glimpse of Yoko
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 hall
German photographer Thomas Struth has been taking pictures of forests in different parts of the world since 1998. By giving these images the title New Pictures from Paradise, he has endowed them with a special meaning as pictures of nature before the intrusion of humans. His attention focuses on wild nature while at the same