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A Beached Whale in the Forests of Argentina

May 15, 2012

Christopher Jobson

Argentinean sculptor Adrián Villar Rojas creates enormous sculptural works that seem like remnants of a science fiction movie set, or bizarre moments from a surreal dream. One of my favorite pieces is My Family Dead (2009), in which he created a life-size blue whale in the woods outside Ushuaia, Argentina. The beached cetacean is pockmarked with tree stumps, making me wonder if it’s being slowly claimed by the forest or perhaps it’s a native resident. Beautiful.

 

 



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Blu in Buenos Aires

December 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Italian street artist Blu has completed a new politically charged mural on the streets of Buenos Aires. The mural shows an enormous crowd, their eyes blindfolded with a ribbon of fabric colored like the Argentinian flag and behing them looms a dark, suited figure wearing a presidential sash of the same design. (via ba street art, arrested motion)

 

 



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Pablo Curutchet’s 900 Pound Box Man

July 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

‘Box’ is a 2006 installation by Argentinian artist Pablo Curutchet that was installed in the city of Cordoba. The enormous man who appears to be emerging from a river Godzilla-style, was constructed of 882 pounds (400 kg) of cardboard boxes with a team of roughly a dozen people. (via designboom)

 

 



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Tower of Babel Built with 30,000 Books

May 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Argentinian conceptual artist Marta Minujin has constructed this massive tower of books at Plaza San Martin in Buenos Aires in reference to UNESCO’s recent nomination of the city as the World Book Capital in 2011. The myriad books were donated by libraries, readers, and over 50 embassies around the world and the structure can be climbed through May 28th after which it will be dismantled. Photos linked to their sources. (via flavorwire)