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Lucio Fontana’s concetto spaziale – Mesmerizing neon installations

About Lucio Fontana The Argentine-Italian artist Lucio Fontana dedicated his entire artistic career to exploring the concepts of space, light, and void as well as the cosmos through the use of an assortment of materials such as plaster, stones, ceramics, paint, and cement. In 1946, he founded the Altamira academy in Argentina and, along with …

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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, formerly a scientist with a degree in agronomy, is famous for repurposing real-world components, such as slides, for art spaces. The majority of his works feature aesthetics that are relational, meaning that …

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

About Kimsooja Kimsooja is a Korean-born artist that has won recognition around the world. Despite living in New York, her work is exhibited across Europe, Asia and America. Her work includes performances, photographs, installations and videos. Kimsooja’s work involves several subjects like relationships with others, nomadism and the role of women in dealing with challenges …

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Jeff Koons’ shiny balloon dog – Would you pay $58 million?

Inspired by the likes of Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons is a recognized artist known for his work in pop culture. As such, his sculptures often depict everyday objects. He is currently among the most popular contemporary artists and is generally considered one of the most important, influential, and most controversial pop …

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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 primarily known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different contemporary art media types, including acoustic installations and video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in public spaces of …

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Elmgreen & Dragset’s Short-Cut looks like an accident scene

Berlin-based artist duo Elmgreen and Dragset have carved their career out of fixation with objects and their settings and what happens when those particular objects are recontextualized in the name of art. In this instance, the duo was commissioned by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi to create a large-scale installation for Milan’s quintessential shopping mall, Galleria …

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