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Tiger & Turtle – A roller coaster for pedestrians

The locals call this sculpture the world’s slowest roller coaster, but the most fitting name will be stroller coaster. It gives visitors the pleasure of a fairground ride without the speed usually characterized by roller coaster rides. However, the official name is the Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain. This interactive installation-turned-landmark by Ulrich Genth …

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Light artist Bruce Munro’s magical Cantus Arcticus

Bruce Munro is one of the most prominent light artists. Over the years, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to produce intriguing work in traditional surroundings. More importantly, he has come up with several top-notch productions, including his latest creation – Cantus Arcticus. In this article, we examine the qualities that make Cantus Arcticus one …

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DP Architects’ pavilion – A gigantic zero-waste playground

In a fast-moving and vibrant city, Singaporeans often miss the chance to stop and take in the sights, color, and sounds of the city. Residents in this densely populated city where space is premium do not get many opportunities to enjoy big artforms. With this in mind, the Singapore Institute of Architects unveiled the ‘exhale’ …

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Get lost in Antony Gormley’s Mist Room – Blind Light

The Mist Room, which premiered on October 26 and lasted all through to December 1, 2007, was a major exhibition by artist Antony Gormley. The Mist Room became a critically acclaimed piece of work, managing to pull over 200,000 visitors. The installation, which was first hosted by the Hayward Gallery, London, was so successful that …

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion – Dynamic & almost fragile

In architectural language, a pavilion refers to a subsidiary building that is either positioned separately or as an attachment to the main building. Often its function is creating pleasure and providing a place to rest. Pavilions also offer shade to shield us from too much exposure to the sun. All ages and abilities can enjoy …

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Agnes Denes - Wheatfield - A Confrontation, 1982, Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

Why did Agnes Denes create this Wheatfield in New York?

Agnes Denes is a renowned Hungary-American and artist with numerous pioneering artworks that carried a prophetic message. In the act of protest against global warming and economic inequality, she planted an expansive wheatfield in a landfill created after the construction of the Twin Towers, in downtown Manhattan, in 1982. The field stretched two acres and …

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Carsten Nicolai’s Unicolor throws you off-balance

Carsten Nicolai profiles as a prolific artist with works in electronic music, art institutions, and scientific phenomena. In his works, he attempts to challenge human beings’ sensory perceptions by designing installations comprehensible through the ears and eyes. Carsten perceives sound as a sculptural material and relies upon sound-waves to develop spectacular and gallant installations. One …

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That time when Maurizio Cattelan posed as Picasso

Maurizio Cattelan’s works have earned him a reputation as a provocateur and a prankster. He also created some of the most memorable pieces in contemporary art. Cattelan’s art covers a range of subjects, from culture to history and religion. His sculptures arouse humor and controversy by criticizing societal evils, abuse of power, and authority. At …

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The Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun – Nendo’s largest project

CoFuFun Plaza is a work of wonders by the Japanese architecture company Nendo. It was constructed for the Tenri Station in the Nara region of Japan. The 6,000 m2 (64,583 sqft) plaza turned into a space that locals and visitors would be able to use for gatherings and events, as well as into a tourist …

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Antony Gormley’s field sculptures – Everything you need to know

British artist Antony Gormley is well known for his life-size statues which mimic the human body. His Field series, however, represents a different approach. Each work consisted of a couple of ten thousands of small soil figures to up to 210,000 used in his latest piece of the series, Asian Field, 2003. Each of them …

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