Sustainable art

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The concept of going green and protecting our environment is now front and center in most industries, and the world of art is no different. Although there are many interpretations of sustainable art, it is often regarded as a genre of visual art that speaks to the core principles of sustainability, such as grassroots democracy, non-violence, social justice and ecology.

As with most facets of the art world, sustainable artworks often address or critique sustainability issues. Most sustainable artists consider themselves eco-warriors, as they create art using recycled materials and processes that produce little to no carbon footprint. It can also be seen as an art form that prioritizes the impact of the work on the environment, be it cultural, historical, biological, economic, or social environment.

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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Why did Subodh Gupta create his skull sculpture Very Hungry God?

If you have ever had a chance to go to an Indian kitchen, then you will have easily noticed stainless steel containers, pots, and pans. Indian artist Subodh Gupta used some of these materials and turned recycled stainless steel containers into a giant, glittering skull sculpture called Very Hungry God (2006). Gupta is known for

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Rachel Whiteread’s 14,000 white cubes at Tate – Embankment

Rachel Whiteread’s installation Embankment stands out for many reasons. First, it’s the embodiment of several ideas. One who looks at it casually would conclude that it represents an obsession with boxes. Other than that, the combination of arctic icebergs, pristine crystal-clear massive causeway, and sugar-lump village all give it a distinct look that’s almost impossible

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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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Nigeria’s Makoko Floating School – Everything you need to know

Global warming has become one of the most prominent issues in today’s world. As a result, water levels are rising, and people who live in coastal communities have come across a series of challenges. However, some might not need to worry about it too much. Some architectural possibilities are emerging to help them adapt according

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Thomas Hirschhorn filled entire museum with garbage

Thomas Hirschhorn has grown to become one of the most recognizable leading artists in the global contemporary art world. He gained fame in the 1990s thanks to his space-filling massive collages that were created from disposable materials. Influence & background Thomas Hirschhorn was born in Switzerland in 1957. Originally trained as a graphic designer, his

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Luzinterruptus made these labyrinths entirely out of plastic waste

It is no secret that the world has been up in arms regarding the global state of pollution. The increasingly popular Spanish art collective, Luzinterruptus, has been front and center in the fight against the plastic that has been polluting the ecosystem, as well as threatening marine life in the Pacific Ocean. For some time

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Jaehyo Lee – 0121-1110=114047, 2014, 700 x 700 x 700 cm, wood feat

Jaehyo Lee (이재효) & his massive organic sculptures – Our top 10

Jaehyo Lee (b. 1965, Hapchen, South Korea) graduated in 1992 with a BFA from the Hong-Ik University in Seoul. Combining distinct traces of Land Art, Arte Povera and Minimalism Lee´s works cast a questioning eye over the roots of form, its function and its role within the natural world. Work between modern art and design

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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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Tom Fruin’s Watertower – Made of 1000 scrap plexiglass pieces

Not many artists enjoy the privilege of having their pieces displayed in New York City’s prime locations, but artist Tom Fruin does enjoy this. His creation of the Water Tower is a sight to behold and can be easily viewed from FDR Drive, parks and streets of Dumbo, Manhattan Bridge, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge Park

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