Art in Sydney

Does David McCracken’s stairway lead to heaven?

David McCracken’s infinite stairway to heaven Humanity has always focused on reaching the skies, surpassing its capabilities, and focusing on growth more than ever. And that’s what David McCracken tries to showcase with his new piece named Diminish and Ascent. This sculpture was previously located at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. It’s an eye-catching piece …

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Lee Bul’s shiny, giant metal Zeppelin invades museums

Lee Bul’s installation that saw the transformation of the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery took place in 2018 between May and August. Occupying the entire art space, this exhibition was the artist’s first-ever solo show in London. In it, more than 118 other pieces created from the late 1980s to now were also showcased. However, …

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Barry McGee’s tag murals – Walls covered with hundreds of red tags

Barry McGee’s tag mural in New York In August 2010 Barry McGee (aka Twist) and Josh Lazcano (aka Amaze) painted a mural on the iconic corner of Houston & Bowery in New York’s Lower East Side, covering the wall with hundreds of red tags, filling it up with the names and crews of different graffiti …

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Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddha – 20 tons of incense ash to create them

Zhang Huan’s Ash Buddhas Zhang Huan, born in 1965, started his career as a painter and then moved to performance art and then resorted back to painting. He is also a sculptor and photographer, but his main focus is on being a performance artist. He has made extensive use of ash throughout his career and …

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Pierre Huyghe fills Sydney’s opera house with 1000 real trees

A Forest of Lines by Pierre Huyghe is a space that brings together the sacred and the profane. It blurs boundaries, eliminating the separation between the audience and the art where they can become the performance as they explore the constructed forest in the theatre made of a thousand real trees, inside the concert …

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

About Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with …

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