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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, giant binder clips suspended from the ceiling, textbooks, and classroom materials Read more […]

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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 than 50,000 keys. The piece points towards memory through its composition of materials as the keys were collected from thousands of people around Read more […]

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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 museum institutions, each embodying his interests in perception, movement, experience, and feelings of self. His urban artworks like Read more […]

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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. The sculpture itself happens to be Kapoor’s first site-specific work in India. “I would say the skin of an object Read more […]

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RAW turns downtown Montreal into an interactive kaleidoscope

RAW turns downtown Montreal into an interactive kaleidoscope RAW have designed Prismatica, a public art installation in Montreal, Canada, that is made from 50 pivoting prisms. The installation will be on display until February 1st, 2015. Comprised of 50 pivoting prisms, each more than two meters tall, Prismatica is one of two installations selected by the juries of the fifth annual Luminothérapie competition and will be on display until February 1st, 2015. With their contribution, RAW becomes Read more […]

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