Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV pushes the boundaries of bamboo art. He creates soaring, twisting forms that stretch from floor to ceiling. These dramatic, immersive environments are meant to make us think of the bamboo forests where these works began their lives (below).
Paola Pivi’s 70 baby polar bears frolic, fight, nap and explore the top floor of an art gallery in New York, wearing sprouted fluorescent feathers instead of fur. The point? The polar ice caps are melting and to survive a changing climate, they needed to adapt. The solo […]
This fishing vessel, known as the Death Ship, sank in the dark on April 18, 2015 killing as many as 900 migrants trapped in its hull. It is being installed in Venice’s former shipyards as the centerpiece of a project by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel, for the […]
No, not eggs, although those are definitely egg cartons. Guess again. This is Hatchery, by London-based artist Viviana Troya, made up of hundreds of identical ceramic models of the Virgin Mary’s head.
The art museum where Patricia Piccinini’s peculiar world is on exhibition says the Australian artist’s hyper-realistic sculptures are magical, alluring, disturbing and bizarre. No question there.
Hundreds of volunteers helped sculptor John Grade create the full plaster cast of a living tree that underpins this installation, called Middle Fork, at the Seattle Art Museum.