January 12, 2016 1

Li Hongbo hand carves school children from textbooks at Klein Sun gallery

From now until February 13, 2016, new york’s klein sun gallery presents ‘textbooks’, a solo exhibition of mixed media installations and sculptures by li hongbo. best known for his kinetic paper works previously featured by designboom here, the beijing-based artist now presents four new series that express educational systems as economic and social currencies across various cultures. throughout the gallery, […]

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January 7, 2016 shiota-1

Chiharu Shiota Casts a Web of Thread and Keys at Last Year’s Venice Art Biennale

  The 2015 Venice Art Biennale is home to Chiharu Shiota‘s ‘The Key in the Hand,’ an elaborate entanglement of red wool and keys that dangle above two ancient looking boats. Living within the biennale’s Japan pavilion, the installation nearly blocks out the ceiling with its mass of crossing strings, and includes a collection of more […]

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February 20, 2015 image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

Interview with artist Olafur Eliasson on Design Boom

Interview with artist olafur eliasson on Design Boom Since the founding of his studio in 1995, olafur eliasson has engaged audiences across the globe with an extensive and important body of work spanning sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. the danish/icelandic artist has set his monumental projects both in and around civic space and within […]

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February 13, 2015 3

Anish Kapoor Builds an Endless Whirlpool in India

Anish Kapoor Builds an Endless Whirlpool in India An endless black whirlpool has been spiraling like an angry vortex in the floor of the Aspinwall House in Fort Kochi, India since December. Created by renowned sculptor Anish Kapoor, Descension is a site-specific installation at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India’s 108-day long contemporary art biennale, the country’s first. […]

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November 1, 2014 6

Feltépve by Ervin Loranth Herve

Feltépve by Ervin Loranth Herve A gigantic man crawls out from the earth in this spectacular outdoor sculpture titled Feltépve (“ripped up” or “popped up”) by Hungarian artist Ervin Loránth Hervé. Crafted from polystyrene, the larger-than-life sculpture was temporarily installed in Budapest’s Széchenyi Square for the Art Market Budapest art fair that took place earlier […]

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October 18, 2014 1

Benedetto Bufalino turns a French apartment into a tennis court

Benedetto Bufalino turns a French apartment into a tennis court for french artist benedetto bufalino, art is a playground for creative exchange. his latest participatory piece rethinks indoor tennis by placing it within the context of a habitable apartment, fitting a faux-grass expanse from floor board to fireplace. From now until october 31st, 2014, bufalino […]

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