Tag: installation

Dec 3, 2012

Organic Wooden Sculptures by Henrique Oliveira

Organic Wooden Sculptures by Henrique Oliveira

Hailing from São Paulo, Brazil, Henrique Oliveira is an award-winning artist that has exhibited his work around the world. Born in 1973, Oliveira received his BFA and Masters in Visual Poetics from the University of São Paulo. While Henrique is also well-known for his paintings, this post focuses on his incredible wooden sculptures and…

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Nov 5, 2012

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

The Incredible Winter Light Festival in Japan

Located in Kuwana City (Mie Prefecture) is Nabano No Sato, a flower-focused park featuring sprawling gardens and giant greenhouses. Running annually from mid November to mid March is one of Japan’s finest Winter Illuminations, including the famous tunnel of light. The park also features an onsen (hot spring) and a variety of restaurants including…

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Oct 16, 2012

The Water-Activated Oak Tree Mural in Hartford

The Water-Activated Oak Tree Mural in Hartford

Photograph by Erika Van Natta As part of the statewide City Canvas public art program, Adam Niklewicz’s water-activated oak tree mural was unveiled last month in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The brick around the tree is weather-treated. The area of the tree drawing is not. When the wall gets wet, the bricks in the…

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Sep 17, 2012

A Full Scale Gundam Model in Japan

A Full Scale Gundam Model in Japan

The RX-78 Gundam is a fictional manned robot, introduced in 1979 in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s and Sunrise’s anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. In the series, it is a testbed weapon for the Earth Federation when it falls into the hands of Amuro Ray, the son of a weapons designer, who goes on to pilot it…

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Aug 29, 2012

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

The Swimming Pool Illusion by Leandro Erlich

Swimming Pool by Leandro Erlich is an art installation with a permanent home at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan. It has also had temporary installations at MoMAPS1 and the Venice Biennale. Conceived in 1999, Swimming Pool allows visitors to look down into a seemingly full pool of water with fully…

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Jul 29, 2012

Art Installation in France Takes on Multiple Forms

Art Installation in France Takes on Multiple Forms

For the last seven years, The Festival of Lively Architecture in Montpellier, France has sought to raise the public profile of architecture through a walking tour of temporary art installations in private estates and courtyards throughout Montpellier. The festival’s goal is to highlight the younger generation of up and coming talent in the field…

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Jul 23, 2012

Bruce Munro’s Light Installations at Longwood Gardens

Bruce Munro’s Light Installations at Longwood Gardens

Located in Kennet Square, Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres of horticultural heaven with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens for visitors to explore. Featuring a 20,000 sq ft conservatory with over 5,500 types of plants, and extensive outdoor gardens and fountains; the Longwood is a great place to experience nature’s beauty.…

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Jul 5, 2012

The “Before I Die” Project

The “Before I Die” Project

Copyright © Civic Center When Candy Chang lost someone she loved very much, the experience helped clarify her life but she struggled to maintain perspective. She wanted to know what was important to the people around her. Copyright © Civic Center With help from old and new friends, Candy turned the side…

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Jul 1, 2012

Elderly People Suspended High Above the Streets of Montreal

Elderly People Suspended High Above the Streets of Montreal

Angie Heisl is known for her visual art work and performance installations, and has been a fixture on the German art scene since the 1980s. Her pieces have garnered several awards, including the Cologne Honorary Theatre Prize awarded by the SK Foundation for Culture in 2001, and the 1996 Förderpreis from the North Rhine…

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Jan 29, 2012

Interactive Art Installation Turns People into Daredevils

Interactive Art Installation Turns People into Daredevils

Art Installation by LEANDRO ERLICH Currently on display at Le 104 in Paris, artist Leandro Erlich’s ‘Bâtiment’ (building) is an incredible an highly interactive art installation that is part of the In_Perceptions exhibition that is open until March 4, 2012. The illusion is achieved by recreating an entire building facade on the ground…

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