Archive for the ‘installation’ Category

straight

06Jun13

I love this Ai Weiwei installation from the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. He gathered 150 tons of steel rebar from the wreckage of the Sichuan quake for the material. (This disaster occurred in 2008 and claimed the lives of 5,000 school children. Ai Weiwei was active in uncovering the names of all the victims, facts that the […]


swimming pool

27Feb13

Here’s a fun project. Made for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, here is essentially a fake swimming pool. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich is the brains behind this piece. Two sheets of acrylic glass are placed a foot apart and filled with water atop a would-be swimming pool. On the top […]


I know I just posted about Mary Iverson, but I came across this public art project she recently made & was compelled to share. After all that painting containers, Mary painted an actual container in Singapore, at the Goodman Arts Center. Shipping is an integral part of Singapore’s identity as a city. In fact, this […]


Penelope

29Feb12

I absolutely love this installation by Brazilian artist, Tatiana Blass. Titled Penelope, referencing Homer’s Odyssey, the work consists of an insane amount of red yarn, a loom, and a red carpet. Penelope is the name of Homer’s wife. While Homer was away, she remained faithful by keeping herself occupied by working on a burial shroud […]


spineapple

11Feb12

Lydia Shirreff made the following paper works. I love the consistent play of geometry in her works; the color palette works well with all of the corners and in other instances, layers of pieces of paper. Haus Vogel (the first image) is a collaborative project with Castro Smith in Berlin, 2009. The fourth image is […]


stacked water

21Sep11

Wanted to share this local site-specific installation by Teresita Fernández at the Blanton Museum of Art here in Austin, TX. Titled Stacked Water, this work is located in the two-story Rapoport atrium, and designed to give the impression of under water. The Blanton’s site tells us: Utilizing the natural light afforded by the space’s many skylights, […]


fft, ft, ftt

02Sep11

These images are from the installation ‘Approach it slowly from the left, Ftt, Ft, Ftt, Ftt, Ftt, Ffttt, ftt, …’, by British artist Ryan Gander at the Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s a good example of using the entire available gallery space as part of the work. Even the white walls seem to intentionally […]


silk stripes

01Aug11

Jacob Dahlgren is a Swedish designer. Stripes show up consistently throughout his work; people in his performances have sported striped attire on several occasions, for example. I liked this project’s overlapping straight lines as an inviting sculpture, from 2006 at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Titled The Wonderful World of Abstraction, this piece is made with […]


Currently on display at the Tate Modern is Taryn Simon‘s exhibition, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII. Consisting solely of photographs and text descriptions, the exhibition documents 18 family generational histories – each with an intriguing family circumstance. For example, one chapter depicts the family of the body double for Saddam Hussein’s […]


golden roach

05Jul11

Golden Roach is an ongoing guerrilla art movement initiated by Hungarian artist Kissmiklos. The artist sneaks bronze cockroaches into museums and arranges them as part of the current exhibition. Museums that have had these guerrilla installations include the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and British Museum, among others. Comparing himself to a cockroach in the “sanctuary […]