Tag: installation

Sep 27, 2013

60 ft Rubber Duck Floats into Taiwan

60 ft Rubber Duck Floats into Taiwan

Florentijn Hofman’s world-famous, larger than life Rubber Duck floated into the harbour of Kaohsiung, Taiwan last week, attracting over 200,000 spectators in a single day and over half a million in 72 hours. The 18 meter (59 ft) tall inflatable rubber duck weighs over 1,000 kg (2,205 lbs). On display until October 20, 2013,…

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Aug 17, 2013

Crocheting a Locomotive in Lodz, Poland

Crocheting a Locomotive in Lodz, Poland

Artwork by Olek Although currently living in the United States, crochet artist Olek recently returned to her native country of Poland for an epic project. Over the course of two straight (and rainy) days, Olek and her team of four assistants ‘yarn bombed’ an entire locomotive with two freight cars in tow. Olek had…

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Jul 12, 2013

Artist Covers Car in Chalkboard Paint, Lets People Draw On It

Artist Covers Car in Chalkboard Paint, Lets People Draw On It

Photograph by David Handschuh/New York Daily News When 20-year-old artist Philip Romano got his first car, he decided to turn it into an interactive art project. Using four cans of chalkboard paint and a roller, he turned a 2004 Red Hyundai Elantra into a moving art exhibit for all ages. Now whenever Romano parks…

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Jul 10, 2013

Giant Living Artworks ‘Grown’ on the Rice Fields of Japan

Giant Living Artworks ‘Grown’ on the Rice Fields of Japan

Tanbo art is a Japanese creation in which people plant various types and colors of rice and ‘grow’ a giant picture in rice paddy fields. It all started back in 1993 when the village of Inakadate, about 600 miles north of Tokyo, was looking to create a project that would ‘revitalize’ the local economy.…

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Jul 9, 2013

The Umbrella-Lined Streets of Agueda, Portugal

The Umbrella-Lined Streets of Agueda, Portugal

In select areas of the city of Águeda, Portugal, you will find streets lined with colourful umbrellas. The installation, known as the Umbrella Sky Project, is part of the local Agitagueda Art Festival. The art installation is created by Sextafeira Produções. If you want to learn more about the Umbrella Sky Project, there are…

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Jul 2, 2013

An Entire Amusement Park Crushed Into a Cube

An Entire Amusement Park Crushed Into a Cube

Artwork by James Dive/The Glue Society Photograph by Nicolai Lorenzen via The Glue Society on Facebook In a fascinating sculpture entitled Once by James Dive, we see an entire amusement park crushed into a 4 x 4 meter (13.12 ft) cube. James is a member of The Glue Society, an independent creative collective based…

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Jun 30, 2013

How To Climb a 3-Story House Without Leaving the Ground

How To Climb a 3-Story House Without Leaving the Ground

Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich (previously featured here and here) has been commissioned by the Barbican to create a new installation in Dalston. Resembling a theatre set, the detailed facade of a Victorian terraced house – recalling those that once stood on the street – lies horizontally…

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