Posts Tagged ‘ art installation ’

A Forest Grows on an Austrian Soccer Pitch

The project also sees itself as a warning: One day, we might have to admire the remnants of nature in specially assigned spaces, as is already the case with zoo animals. 

For Forest — The Unending Attraction of Nature is an art installation from Klaus Littmann that features a forest made up of 300 trees in the middle of a soccer stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria.Using 300 trees, some of which weigh up to six tonnes, landscape architect Enzo Enea will cover the entire playing field with a mixed forest characteristic of Central Europe.

Source: A Forest Grows on an Austrian Soccer Pitch

The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

Installation view of “Flint Water” (2017), What Pipeline, Detroit

Flint Water Project politicizes the readymade, positing the bottles as symbols of gross negligence and misconduct on the part of city and state officials, and the dire consequences.

Source: The Politics of Adversity in Pope.L’s Flint Water Project

Radioactive Art in Fukushima | “Don’t Follow the Wind” – YouTube

A Journey Through James Turrell’s Disorienting World at the Newly Expanded MASS MoCA

Installation view of James Turrell: Into the Light in Building 6 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (© James Turrell, photo by Florian Holzherr)

Into the Light, which will remain on long-term view at the museum, brings together installations from every stage of Turrell’s five-decade career.

Source: A Journey Through James Turrell’s Disorienting World at the Newly Expanded MASS MoCA

Joseph Kosuth – Freud, Beckett and the Uncanny – Some thoughts on art as installation

The talk proper after all introductions,  begins around the 13′ point.

Works by Adam Niklewicz include “The Charter Oak” and “Walking Around a Tree,” 2012. / Vimeo

Wasting Time in New York City | FOP

Wasting Time in New York City | FOP.

Nam June Paik / Museum Kunst Palast, Duesseldorf

The installation ‘Small Buddha (1990)’ by Korean-born U. S.  artist Nam June Paik is on display at the Museum Kunst Palast in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on September 9, 2010. From September 11 to November 21, 2010, the museum presents the ‘Nam June Paik’ exhibition in collaboration with the Tate Liverpool museum. The show is part of the 2010 Quadriennale Art Festival. (Photo by Horst Ossinger/AFP/ Getty Images)

~ cross-posted from PBS Art Beat

bus shelter as installation / the art of Ethan Boisvert

newly painted bus shelter at corner of Farmington & Main

The West Hartford Art League of Connecticut commissioned the artist Ethan Boisvert to paint a bus shelter for this year’s ArtWalk exhibit. And what a perfect fit it is, especially for this area in particular as it is situated near the main thoroughfare in West Hartford, CT, Greater Hartford’s crown in the jewel [sic].

Generally speaking, Boisvert’s large-scale abstract work is all about movement through his use of color fields which he places according to how they will “sound” with one another. According to an artist statement his use of color, line quality and pattern have many influences ranging from the Fauves of Europe in the early 1900s,  “through the 1950’s New York school with the large canvases and loose brush strokes to the arenas of the Pop movement that embrace pattern.”

Ethan Boisvert’s art and this transmogrified bus shelter stand at the intersection of art, commerce, and the natural world. Where else may one wait for a late bus still wrapped in a smile? yours truly, df