List/Grid Tag Archives: Installations

Reflected Landscape by Alyson Shotz

American artist Alyson Shotz created a large-scale installation called “Mirror Fence”.   The whole picket fence was constructed from mirrors. Blended  barrier illustrates the changing qualities of the landscape around it and spotlights the beautiful natural reflections of the surrounding environment. The art work was a commission installation for Storm King Art Center in New York.

99 Lifelike Animals by Cai Guo-Qiang

Chinese  artist Cai Guo-Qiang recently presented his first exhibition called Falling Back to Earth, at Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane, Australia. The exhibition consists of two massive installations – Heritage (bears, zebras, giraffes, pandas, lions, tigers, and kangaroos drinking from a pool filled with 170 tons of water) and Head on (racing wolves sculptures crashing into the glass wall).  Both dramatic scenes count 99 life-size replicas of wild animals. The exhebition is on untill May 11, 2014.

The Kelpies Giant Horse Heads – New Scottish Landmark

The Kelpies are two giant horse head sculptures standing next to the Forth and Clyde Canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Designed by Andy Scott, each installation is 30 meters high (99 feet) made from structural steel with a stainless steel cladding. It took around 7 years of development and now they are finally completed. The public opening is scheduled by April 2014. The Kelpies were inspired by mythological beasts with power of 10 horses and horses as a part of Scottish historical heritage. “The original concept of mythical water horses was a valid starting point for the artistic development of the structures. I took that concept and moved with… Read more »

Monumental 11-Acre Portrait by Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Cuban-American contemporary artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada is known for his enormous portrait art. His latest project WISH – a part of the Belfast Festival in Northern Ireland –  took four weeks of work and can be seen either as aerial view from top points of Belfast or people can also walk around the installation itself. The artwork is situated on 11 acres of land and was finished with the help of volunteers placing about 8 million pounds of soil, sand, and rock throughout the area. “Working at very large scales becomes a personal challenge but it also allows me to bring attention to important social issues, the… Read more »

Mesmerizing Installation Made From 3,144 Bicycles

Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Canada is hosting “Forever Bicycles” installation by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei from October 6 through 27th. The artwork consists of 3,144 interconnected bicycles which covers 100 feet long by 30 feet wide space. This is the first time Forever Bicycles is being displayed in an open air area. Mesmerizing 3D structure is a part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival – an event going through the whole Toronto with different installations and art performances.

Giant Submarine Pops Up in the Middle of Milan

On October 1st a giant submarine suddenly burst through the concrete path  in the middle of Piazza Mercanti in Milan, Italy. Surprising appearance was accompanied by sailors’+ performance and a smart car as if left in chaos next to the intruders. This creative idea belongs to advertising agency M&C Saatchi Milano  as a part of the marketing campaign for an insurance company Europ Assistance IT new “Protect your life” plan and launch of the lifepark protection store. You can not disagree, who knows where the other submarine is going to pop up?

“From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes” Installation by Alex Chinneck

 “From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes” is an installation by British artist and designer Alex Chinneck as he removed the facade of the four-storey  abandoned house and replaced it with a new one that slides down to the ground leaving the inside of the top floor exposed. “I just feel this incredible desire to create spectacles,” Chinneck says – “I wanted to create something that used the simple pleasures of humour, illusion and theatre to create an artwork that can be understood and enjoyed by any onlooker.” The project is located in the seaside town of Margate in Kent,… Read more »

100 Colors – Floating Rainbow by Emmanuelle Moureaux

Emmanuelle Moureaux, French architect and designer residing in Tokyo since 1996, produced a simple yet mesmerizing “100 colors” installation for Shinjuki creators festa 2013. To complete this project Moureaux used 100 of hues applied over than 840 sheets hung over the ceiling. Throwing bean bags here and there, the designer invites the visitors to engage themselves into her installation and enjoy the rainbow floating over their heads. “When I first arrived in Tokyo, I was fully fascinated by the colors overflowing on the street. In that very moment, my mind decided to move to Japan. Overwhelming number of store signs, flying electrical cables, and… Read more »

Maman – Giant Spider Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois

Maman (“mother” in French), created in 1999 by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, is one of the world’s largest sculptures. Measured over 30 ft high and over 33 ft wide, the mammoth artwork consists of a sac containing 26 marble eggs, the abdomen and thorax which are made up of ribbed bronze. The sculpture was dedicated to Bourgeois’ mother whom she lost in age of 21. The friend (the spider – why the spider?) because my best friend was my mother and she was deliberate, clever, patient, soothing, reasonable, dainty, subtle, indispensable, neat, and as useful as a spider. She could also defend herself, and me, by… Read more »

A Bead-Covered World by Liza Lou

American artist Liza Lou spent years creating her incredibly detailed artwork using glass beads as a medium.  First she was recognized as an artist in 1996 when her full-sized project “Kitchen” was presented at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. It took Lou 5 years (1991-1996) to complete the installation covered with millions of beads carefully installed one by one with tweezers. Later on in 1999 Lou came out with the new creation – “Backyard”; this time she used 30 million beads, most of which went on covering the grass. This year Liza Lou presented another project called… Read more »

LightRails – Colorful Viaduct Installation by Bill FitzGibbons

Bill FitzGibbons, sculptor and public artist, has created a welcoming installation over the dull railroad underpass in Birmingham, Alabama. Originally built in 1931 the underpass is a connection between downtown and a new urban space called Railroad Park. FitzGibbons aimed to create a friendly atmosphere for the visitors between these two districts. The project is called LightRails and made of computerized LED network which consists of 250 units and creates 16 million different colors and frequencies, giving safe and pleasant vibe to the area. SEE ALSO: Miami Rainbow – Harmonic Convergence by Christopher Janney [Source: Contemporist; Inhabitat]

Picture of the Day: Giant Rooster amid the Trafalgar Square in London

Few days ago, on July 25, 2013, a giant blue rooster appeared amid London’s Trafalgar Square. The  4.7 meters (15 feet) installation is called “Hahn/Cock” and made by German artist Katharina Fritsch. This is the most recent sculpture to occupy the Forth Plinth, which every now and then is carrying the artwork of the art contest winner, organized by London’s mayor Boris Johnson. The enormous bird supposed to symbolize the male-dominated Britain and will remain on the plinth for 18 months. 

Vivid Umbrellas Installation in Agueda, Portugal

The city of Agueda, Portugal decorated some of their streets with colorful umbrellas again. The installation was created around few shopping areas by Sextafeira Produções as a part of Agitagueda art festival. Patricia Almeida and Pedro Nascimento were among the first ones to capture  this splash of brightness and share it with the world through their flickr accounts.

Full-scale T-rex in Paris by Philippe Pasqua

French artist Philippe Pasqua moved the fashion of public installations on a new level – he completed the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton over the Seine river in Paris. 350 chrome molded bones create a life size structure of 21′ x 12′ (3m by 6m) which really amazes viewers by its massive scale . Related Images:

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