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World Tree: A Branching River Etched into the Ground by Krisztián Balogh

World Tree: A Branching River Etched into the Ground by Krisztián Balogh

June 9, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

World Tree is a 2012 land art installation by Hungarian artist Krisztián Balogh. Dug into the ground like a network of roots or tree branches, the piece measures nearly 32 feet (10m) across and has the uncanny perfection of a digital rendering, though it’s most certainly a physical artwork. More



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A Human-Shaped Pool Reflects the Sky Over Tbilisi by Icy & Sot

A Human-Shaped Pool Reflects the Sky Over Tbilisi by Icy & Sot

Jun.4.17

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Christopher

Brooklyn-based artist duo Icy & Sot were recently in Tbilisi, Georgia where they installed this temporary piece titled “Nature’s Reflection” as part of Art-Villa Garikula. More



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Light Barrier: A Dizzying Array of Projectors and Mirrors Creates Volumetric Drawings in Midair

Light Barrier: A Dizzying Array of Projectors and Mirrors Creates Volumetric Drawings in Midair

May.22.17

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Christopher

No, we’re not staring down the eyes of our new insect overlords, but you could certainly be forgiven for thinking so. Instead this is the latest artwork from South Korea-based artist duo Kimchi and Chips (Mimi Son and Elliot Woods) — a piece so thoroughly layered with technology it almost defies description despite being undeniably intriguing to witness. Titled Light Barrier Third Edition, the installation is the third in an ongoing series of works that utilize a vast array of projectors, mirrors, and speakers to present volumetric light forms which materialize in a foggy haze just above the work. More



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Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change

Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change

May.12.17

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Christopher

Artist Lorenzo Quinn (previously) just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled Support, the piece depicts a pair of gigantic hands rising from the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a visual statement of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city. More



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Rogue Installations of Similarly Colored Objects Inside Big-Box Stores by Carson Davis Brown

Rogue Installations of Similarly Colored Objects Inside Big-Box Stores by Carson Davis Brown

May.1.17

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Kate

Using found objects collected from within big-box stores, artist Carson Davis Brown creates color-specific installations for his photography series Mass. The works are organized conglomerations of basketballs, laundry baskets, wrapping paper, and other mass produced goods, each arranged by color within the stores they are found. After photographing the works they are left as is, experienced by passersby as a break from the monotony of the weekly grocery store run and eventually disassembled by the store’s staff. More



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Tens of Thousands of Metallic Lawn Ornaments Glisten Inside Nick Cave’s Monumental Installation at MASS MoCA

Tens of Thousands of Metallic Lawn Ornaments Glisten Inside Nick Cave’s Monumental Installation at MASS MoCA

Apr.14.17

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Kate

Composed from tens of thousands of metallic wind spinners, more than 10 miles of crystals, and thousands of other traditional lawn decorations is Nick Cave's installation Until, a work which exists at two levels within the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art's (MASS MoCA) football field-sized exhibition space, Building 5. Illuminated chandeliers peek from within dense clouds of dangling crystals hung from the building’s rafters a story and a half above the floor. More



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People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David

People I Saw But Never Met: Thousands of Miniature Metal Figurines by Zadok Ben-David

Apr.10.17

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Christopher

Taking notice of the countless people we witness as a backdrop to our daily lives seems like an impossible task, but for artist Zadok Ben-David (previously) this myriad of anonymous people form the basis of his installation People I Saw But Never Met. Comprised of over 3,000 chemically etched miniature figures displayed at varying proportions, each individual is pulled from photographs taken by Ben-David during his travels across Europe, the United States, Central Asia, Australia, and Antarctica, creating a diverse assemblage of various cultures and people. More



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Ephemeral Rugs Formed From Oklahoma’s Red Earth by Rena Detrixhe

Ephemeral Rugs Formed From Oklahoma’s Red Earth by Rena Detrixhe

Mar.19.17

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Kate

Oklahoma-based artist Rena Detrixhe creates installations from finely sifted dirt, ephemeral rugs that she stamps with ornate patterns. The dirt used for the works is collected by hand from her surrounding Oklahoma landscape, bringing an important context to the earth-based faux textiles. More



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A Rainbow of Tape Cascades Through a Six-Story Atrium in Sydney

A Rainbow of Tape Cascades Through a Six-Story Atrium in Sydney

Mar.15.17

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Christopher

LA-based artist Megan Geckler recently completed work on her latest multi-colored tape installation inside the 6-story atrium of the historic Customs House building in Sydney. The suspended artwork titled “A million things that make your head spin” was produced with 14 kilometers (46,000 feet) of flagging tape with the help of several volunteers. Like a swirling tornado of color, the piece dominates the interior space of the building utilized as a cultural hub located in the city’s Circular Quay area. More



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Mirage: A Suburban American House Retrofitted with Mirrors Reflects the Mountainous California Desert

Mirage: A Suburban American House Retrofitted with Mirrors Reflects the Mountainous California Desert

Feb.28.17

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Christopher

Perched at the juncture where the San Jacinto mountains open into the Coachella valley in California, artist Doug Aitken has erected a ranch-style suburban home covered entirely in mirrors. Titled Mirage, the house appears like an inverted kaleidoscope, reflecting everything from the sky above to the surrounding mountainous desert, not to mention visitors themselves. More



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Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman Repairs the Roads with Gold

Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman Repairs the Roads with Gold

Feb.23.17

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Christopher

As part of an ongoing series titled Sidewalk Kintsukuroi, artist Rachel Sussman (previously) brings the Japanese art of kintsugi to the streets. We’ve long been enamored by the ancient technique that traditionally involves the process of fixing broken pottery with a lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, resulting in an a repair that pays homage to the object’s history. In the same way, Sussman’s kintsugi series highlights the history under our feet, bringing attention to the imperceptible changes that take place over time in the world around us. More