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‘320° Licht’ installation by URBANSCREEN at Oberhausen’s Gasometer

Category: Art Published on 18 Apr, 2014

The ‘320° Licht’ installation of URBANSCREEN uses the cathedral-like beauty of the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany as the starting point for a fascinating game with shapes and light.

Abraham Poincheval Lived Inside a Bear for Two Weeks

Category: Art Published on 15 Apr, 2014

French artist Abraham Poincheval spent thirteen days inside a taxidermy bear for his latest performance art “Dans La Peau de L’Ours” (Inside the Skin of the Bear) at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris.

Floating Translucent Vertical Volume by Onishi Yasuaki for Granship window

Category: Art Published on 07 Apr, 2014

Japanese artist Onishi Yasuaki has created a floating installation for the window of Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center ‘Granship’ in Japan.

Ai Weiwei’s Evidence exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

Category: Art Published on 03 Apr, 2014
Very Yao 2009 | 2014 © Ai Weiwei - image © Mathias Völzke

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei goes to Germany to present his latest exhibition, “Evidence.” Hosted at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, “Evidence” is Ai Weiwei largest one-man exhibition yet – more than 3,000 square-meters stretched over 18 rooms displaying works and installations which were either designed for the Martin-Gropius-Bau or have not yet been shown in Germany.

ARCHI_PORTRAIT by Federico Babina

Category: Art Published on 02 Apr, 2014

Italian illustrator Federcio Babina has just released his latest project, Archi_Portrait, a series of twentieth and twenty-first century architects illustrations made of elements from each of their iconic buildings.

Coolrain Lee pays tribute to Air Max Day with Astronaut Figure

Category: Art Published on 02 Apr, 2014

To celebrate the Nike’s Air Max Day, Seoul-based artist Coolrain Lee created a 30cm-tall astronaut action figure that wears space lunar boots inspired by Nike’s Air Max 90 silhouette.

Daniel Zvereff transforms the Arctic landscape with Infrared Film

Category: Art Published on 25 Mar, 2014

Influenced by Richard Mosse’s infrared works, New York-based photographer Daniel Zvereff created a striking photo series of the Arctic landscape with some of the last remaining Kodak Aerochrome film.

The Divine Comedy: Heave, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists

Category: Art Published on 21 Mar, 2014
Dominique Zinkpè, Errance - image Axel Schneider © MMK Frankfurt

The MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main is transforming into Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Fifty artists from more than twenty African countries are taking a look at this classic of world literature.

Janet Echelman’s Aerial Sculpture in Vancouver

Category: Art Published on 17 Mar, 2014

American artist Janet Echelman unveiled her latest monumental aerial sculpture in Vancouver.

Impressive FreeHand Animation On A Blank Wall by Caleb Wood

Category: Art Published on 14 Mar, 2014

Animation artist Caleb Wood was invited to realized a site specific installation at the Prøve Gallery in Duluth, Minnesota. Caleb created an impressive animation that he drew frame by frame directly onto a blank wall of the gallery.

Abandoned Outdoor Movie Theater in the Desert of Sinai photographed by Kaupo Kikkas

Category: Art Published on 12 Mar, 2014

Hundreds of wooden seats of an outdoor movie theater abandoned somewhere on the southern tip of the Sinai Penisula in Egypt were converted by Estonian photographer Kaupo Kikkas into the subject of his latest series called ‘End of the World Cinema’.

Sipho Mabona realized his Life-Size Elephant Origami

Category: Art Published on 12 Mar, 2014

Following a successful campaign on Internet-crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Switzerland-based origami artist Sipho Mabona has finally realized his life-sized elephant using a single sheet of white paper measuring 15 by 15 meters (50 by 50 feet).

Federico Babina’s Archist series: Famous Artworks Reimagined as Architecture

Category: Art Published on 06 Mar, 2014

Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina has unveiled a new illustrations collection titled Archist. The series of 27 images playfully interprets the styles of some of the world’s greatest artists including Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro, re-imagining them as architectural forms.

Ian Strange’s Landed installation at 2014 Adelaide Biennial

Category: Art Published on 06 Mar, 2014

Commissioned for the 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Ian Strange’s Landed is an architectural replica of his childhood suburban home in Perth. However, rather than being located on a polite suburban street, the house appears to have fallen from the sky and is now embedded in the fabric of North Terrace – Adelaide’s boulevard of Victorian buildings crafted in sandstone.

The Optical Illusions of the Tobias Rehberger’s solo exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Category: Art Published on 03 Mar, 2014

With the large-scale exhibition “Tobias Rehberger. Home and Away and Outside,” the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt pays tribute to one of the most influential German artists of his generation.

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