Tag: installation

Quick Hits: The Moon

One of U.K. artist Luke Jerram’s enormous sculpted moons is up for exhibition at Toronto’s Bentway, a 1.75-kilometre public space and outdoor gallery running under the city’s downtown Gardiner Expressway.  Museum of the Moon is a group of touring works by Jerram, already presented in dozens of cities […]

The Warmth of Other Suns

This is a still from Adrian Paci’s video, “Centro di permanenza temporanea” (Temporary Detention Center), showing men and women from Latin America getting ready to board a plane that never arrives. It’s part of a major exhibition on migration on now in the U.S.

Mermaid Tails at the Laundromat

New-York-based Olivia Erlanger is the artist and curator behind Ida 2019, an installation first conceived for a Los Angeles laundromat in 2018. Erlanger created the work to “reimagine mermaid fantasies.” The work consists of life-size mermaid tails covered in scales, with bifurcated fins in yellow and pink, hanging […]

Quick Hits: Bamboo Art

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: ‘We are the Baby Gang’

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 […]

Quick Hits: The Art of Tragedy

  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 […]