Art in remote places

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Why should you visit the Teshima Art Museum?

Why does the Teshima Art Museum that only hosts a single piece of work by one artist attract art lovers from all over the world? One of the main reasons is perhaps that this clever construction allows the audience a chance to not only look at the art. It lets you experience the buildings and

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Not Vital’s remote house in Patagonia, Chile

Not Vital is no stranger to success. Throughout his long and illustrious career, he has become synonymous with works that fuse sculpture and architecture to create an almost spiritual experience for his audiences. Vital’s works echo a powerful conflict and link between our understanding of traditional architecture and sculpture, which allows him to come up

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Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty – Everything you need to know

Spiral Jetty is one of the most well-known earthwork sculptures, as well as the most famous and influential work by sculptor Robert Smithson. Shortly after the Spiral Jetty was constructed in 1970, it faced various challenges. People have wanted to destroy the project and put the land on which it lies into a different use.

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Danila Tkachenko: How hermits live in the Russian wilderness

Danila Tkachenko (b. 1989) is a Russian visual artist, specializing in the field of documentary photography. He is known for winning the World Press Photo prize for his series Escape. Tkachenko gained a degree in documentary photography from the notable Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia. Escape Escape is a series about individuals who have

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Nadav Kander’s visit to eerie Chernobyl

Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria, and many other museums host artworks from Nadav Kander. The renowned portraiture and landscape photographer has a portfolio of shots covering historical events and the world’s top personalities. Some top-ranking individuals in his catalog include Kissinger, Obama, Blair, and Rapper Tinie Tempah. In landscaping photography, the Yangtze series

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The story behind Walter de Maria’s impressive Lightning Field

The Lightning Field created by sculptor Walter De Maria is today celebrated as one of the 20th century’s most noteworthy installations of land art. As one of the seminal artists and the founding fathers of land art, Walter De Maria completely revolutionized how audiences perceived art, especially during the 1960s, when the land art movement

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John Feely’s Outsider – Harsh Mongolian landscapes

Photographer John Feely embarked on a trip to discover the otherworldly landscapes of Western Mongolia and came back with fascinating works. The emerging Australian photographer was based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the duration of his project and his allegorical approach to photography has helped him to quickly create a name for himself as a respected

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Nadav Kander in Kurchatov – This city has never appeared on any official maps

If it were possible to take a picture of the entire earth’s surface, the mosaic of human co-existence would be a sight to behold. Some areas are military grounds, mining cities or tourist destinations, while others are education hubs, just to mention a few. It is hard to appreciate that in the midst of all

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Andy Goldsworthy – Touching North, 1989, North Pole feat

Andy Goldsworthy’s four massive ice sculptures at the North Pole

In 1989, Andy Goldsworthy created four massive snow rings at one the most remote place on Planet Earth, the North Pole. These ephemeral sculptures marked the position of the North Pole and were built around it. Through any of the four sculptures, the direction will always be south. An Inuit teaching snow-cutting & packing techniques

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Huang Qingjun’s intimate portraits of Chinese families – Family Stuff

Usually, life is viewed from the perspective of people as they appear in public. It is not unusual to come across a rich-looking individual only to realize that their background or where they call home is not as lavish. When what we consider normal is transformed inside out, a whole new dynamism of sights emerges.

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