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Eroded Replicas of Iconic Sculptures Reveal Crystal Formations in New Sculptures by Daniel Arsham

January 5, 2020

Grace Ebert

…ns, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, and the San Pietro in Vincoli. Arsham cast each recreated work in hydrostone—similar to wax casting—in order to produce the nearly exact replicas. The artist then chiseled the pieces, adding in his signature crystallization with volcanic ash, blue calcite, selenite, quartz, and rose quartz. Paris, 3020 portrays Arsham’s exploration of the relationship between time and historically significant artifacts….

 

 



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JR, Faith XLVII, and Two Dozen More Mural Artists Convene to Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

July 15, 2019

Laura Staugaitis

…sts from around the world including JR, Faith XLVII, Axel Void, and Daniel Arsham came together for a weeklong Maya Angelou Mural Festival in Los Angeles celebrating the legendary poet. The artists, numbering more than two dozen, decorated the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School with wall-scaling paintings that depicted or celebrated the visage and message of Dr. Angelou. Rabi and JR (previously) used Angelou’s “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”…

 

 



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A Decade of Daniel Arsham’s Material Explorations Opens at Amsterdam’s MOCO Museum

January 29, 2019

Sasha Bogojev

…artist’s 10-year showcase. “Corner Knot” (2008) and “Falling Clock” (2012) Arsham’s entire series of sculptural pieces from his fictional archaeology series dominates the basement of the museum. This body of work was directly inspired by the artist’s visit to Easter Island several years ago, and the uncertainty about the real history of the island’s monumental sculptures. Inspired by the idea of creating future artifacts, Arsham developed a whole…

 

 



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A 300-Foot Tunnel Excavated Through Walls Examines the Creative and Destructive Powers of Mankind

February 22, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…tesy Daniel Arsham In his latest exhibition, “The Future Was Then,” Daniel Arsham (previously here and here) carved a path through the SCAD Museum of Art’s Pamela Elaine Poetter Gallery utilizing a series of faux concrete walls. The 300-foot-long series of walls starts with the cutout of an abstract shape roughly the size of a human body. As one looks at the progression of carvings and walls, the holes begin to form a representational shape, endin…

 

 



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New Hydrostone Sculptures by Daniel Arsham Isolate Human Gestures

October 30, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

…rative that is known for straddling the line between art and architecture. Arsham’s work has been exhibited at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The New Museum in New York, and Carré d’Art de Nîmes in France among others. Arsham is represented by Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, OHWOW in Los Angeles, Baro Galeria in Sao Paulo and Pippy Houldsworth in London. (via Exasperated Viewer on Air) “Pyrite…

 

 



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A 10,000 Square Foot Ball Pit Situated Within a National Museum Lets Visitors Experience the Beach Indoors

July 7, 2015

Kate Sierzputowski

…and design. The collaborative firm was started by Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham and they explain that their focus is “on the viewer’s experience and memory, creating moments of wonder and interaction that allow people to engage directly with their surrounding environment.” A unique experience is achieved in their latest installation, the museum inviting visitors to wade within the sea of plastic spheres, relax in one of the many chairs at the “s…

 

 



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Cloudy House: A Geodesic Paper Cloud Installation by Tomás Saraceno

January 29, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…I just spotted this 2009 installation by Tomás Saraceno (previously) at Andersen’s Contemporary Berlin. The exhibition consisted of numerous suspended geometric clouds made from white matte paper along with video, photographic, and sculptural pieces. You can read a bit more about it here. If you liked this, don’t miss Daniel Arsham’s Pixel Clouds….