All posts tagged: installation

All Creatures Great and Small

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Canadian artist Jennifer Angus creates installations using thousands of often vibrantly colored bugs and insects. For her site-specific works, she arranges them in intricate patterns and kaleidoscopic mandalas on walls. Over the years, she has collected more than 30.000 different insects, mostly from Malaysia, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea that she reuses for her different projects. “Part of my work is the rehabilitation of the image of insects — that insects are so vitally important. […]

In Deep Water

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Jason deCaires Taylor does something very special: he creates site-specific sculptures and installations under water that slowly become part of their natural environment, functioning as coral reefs. The newest addition to his subaqueous world is an underwater museum in the Atlantic off the coast of the island Lanzarote. One of the installations, The Raft of Lampedusa, refers to the current global crises in which desperate and displaced people take that giant step into the unknown, often […]

Abandoning Little People on the Streets

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The Little People Project just makes me smile. Tiny figurines pop up around the globe in familiar urban scenes as London based artist Slinkachu creates his miniature worlds from painted model train set characters. You really have to keep your eyes open in order to notice these Lilliputian installations. Fortunately for the farsighted among us Slinkachu takes great photographs of his work, allowing us to see his wonderful creations. slinkachu.com

Penny for your Thoughts

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Today at De Appel Arts Centre in Amsterdam I saw how art can be interactive in ways that may not have been intentional. A girls parents were walking around the gallery space while she sat in the middle of an installation by Michael Dean. For me she made the piece come to life, added bonus was how all those copper pennies reflected the light.   Song for today: Portico (feat. Joe Newman) – 101