Rainbows in art

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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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Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Cistern work needs you to be complete

Carlos Cruz-Diez was a Venezuelan artist who lived and worked in Paris since 1960. The artist was a significant protagonist in the field of kinetic and optical art. He has pioneered a couple of impressive artworks. Some vividly remember his crosswalks installations, painted in numerous cities such as Mexico City, Houston, Texas, Marseille, Los Angeles

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Phillip K. Smith’s colorful Skybridge transforms Detroit’s skyline

In Larned, Detroit, a towering bridge connects two skyscrapers. It’s a bridge that strikes from afar with its extraordinary grace. It combines the vintage-styled Guarding building and the iconic One Woodward. Soaring in the 16th floors of the buildings, it illuminates the street with its dancing and moving colors. The Skybridge is a rare project

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Olafur Eliasson – Your rainbow panorama, 2006-2011, glass in all the colors of the spectrum, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

You make Olafur Eliasson’s rainbow come alive

Olafur Eliasson is one of Scandinavia’s most-renown artists and holds significant influence in the global creative industry. Unlike many other his other works, Your Rainbow Panorama is a permanent installation and became a defining piece of his career. Visitors can access the building’s rooftop and get this large glass walkway formed in the color spectrum.

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s Rainbow Church – The liberation of light

Rainbow church is aptly named and refers to an eight-meter-high installation that creates a rainbow as light is refracted within its space. The installation is a wall of crystal prism that throws off rainbows to anyone within the installation space. The 500 crystal prisms that make up the installation allow light passing through them to

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What are Kimsooja’s rainbow rooms all about?

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 that we

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Ugo Rondinone’s colorful rocks in Vegas

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 by internationally-renowned New York-based

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What is Yvette Mattern’s global rainbow?

Global Rainbow, After the Storm is a monumental outdoor laser installation by American artist Yvette Mattern, viewable to millions of New Yorkers. Organized in response to Hurricane Sandy, the artist projected seven beams of high power laser light over communities hit hard by the storm, originating on Manhattan’s Lower West Side and spanning across Brooklyn

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