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Chrysler Museum introduces Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak and her interactive installation to America

Chrysler Museum introduces Thai artist Pinaree Sanpitak and her interactive installation to America | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
B NORFOLK, VA.- /B a href= http://www.chrysler.org target= _blank The Chrysler Museum of Art /a presents a solo exhibition by Thai artist Pinare
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Sanpitak's installation in the Bernini gallery contains red, orange, and yellow silk forms. The forms move to the viewer's footsteps. The forms are symbolic of body shapes, and their movements are representative of emotions. Sanpitak's work addresses the following themes: Buddhism, spirituality, and womanhood. She works creates a variety of works including: paintings, sculptures, photography, public art, and glass. Femininity and the female form have continued to be a focus throughout her work. 

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Martin Creed Works

Martin Creed Works | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
The official and the unofficial Martin Creed website.
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Martin Creed was born in 1968 in Wakefield, England. He graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in London in 1990. He currently lives and works in London. He is a sculptor, installation artist, and conceptual artist. He appropriates the everyday object in his work and tries to exhibit the object as being generic. His work plays on what defines art. This image of “Work. No. 370: Balls” is an installation containing various kinds of balls: inflatable, rubber, marbles, furry, knitted. In the work he explores the meanings associated with different kinds of balls. His work has been known to spark debates. He wants his work to stop his audience for a minute and provoke them to think and have the freedom to interpret and consider how we are all connected.  

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Tang Museum | Multimedia | Video | Artist Interview : Bright Ugochukwu Eke on "Ripples and Storm"

Tang Museum | Multimedia | Video | Artist Interview : Bright Ugochukwu Eke on "Ripples and Storm" | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
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Bright Ugochukwu Eke was born in Mbaise, Nigeria in 1979. He received his BFA and MFA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His installations address human’s destructive relationship with the environment. The artist has a fascination with water and views water as a universal language that is common to us all. He believes that water is something that we all use in all parts of the world and that it binds and connects us. He feels that water binds humans together. In this specific featured work he connects his discarded bottle collection using wire, in a spiral pattern. He questions why the bottles were discarded in such an environmentally disrespectful way to begin with. The spiral pattern the bottles form in the installation are symbolic of the ripple effect that occurs when something is dropped into a body of water. He compares this to the large problem we have created a s a result of waste and consumerism.

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Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25 « CAM Raleigh

Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25 « CAM Raleigh | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Gabriel Dawe, Plexus No. 25 Plexus No. 25, Gabriel Dawe. Image courtesy josephraffertyphotography.com. Opening reception Thursday, June 5th 2014 Public
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Gabriel Dawe is from Mexico City. He lived in Montreal, Canada for seven years and then earned his MFA from the University of Texas. He participated in a two year long artist in residency program at UTD. His work has been exhibited in the US, Canada, Belgium, and the UK. His installations are site-specific creations that explore fashion and architecture. He explores the human’s need for shelter in his work. He also explores textiles and the ways they relate to gender and identity in his native Mexico. The work explores the masculinity roles in present day Mexico. He uses a variety of bright colored threads and a giant needle attached to a long pole to construct his work. The thread is strung through anchor points nailed to the walls. His geometric plans create prismatic work.

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CHOI JEONG HWA

CHOI JEONG HWA | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Choi Jeong Hwa, born 1961 in Seoul, Korea, lives and works in Seoul, Korea. Choi Jeong Hwa's artworks explore everyday, mass produced plastic materials as a celebration of abundance, using these of...
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Choi Jeong Hwa’s was born in 1961 and is currently living and working in Seoul, Korea. Choi Jeong Hwa’s work contains everyday, mass produced plastic materials. The work addresses consumerism and is less focused on the environmental aspects but more geared towards the consumption of everyday objects and materials. The artist also likes to push the boundaries of what art is and what it can be. The work prompts the audience to experience everyday materials in a new and different way. The large installations invite the audience to walk through, touch and interact with the work. The installations usually contain bright colors and evoke a sense of magical wonder.

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Ann Hamilton | Art21 | PBS

Ann Hamilton | Art21 | PBS | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Ann Hamilton was born in 1956 in Lima, Ohio. She trained in textile design at the University of Kans...
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Ann Hamilton was born in Lima, Ohio in 1956. She studied textile design at the University of Kansas and received her MFA from Yale University. She taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara for seven years and currently lives and works in Ohio. Her degree is in sculpture but textiles and fabric are a significant focus in her work. Her work also includes: installations, photographs, videos, performances, objects. She is equally concerned with verbal and written language as she is with the visual. She connects writing and sewing. She grew up sewing and knitting and finds it to be rewarding. She feels like all the threads in a cloth are dependent on one another. She works with words as material. She views installations as an animating of the space. She considers what she will do to the space and what it will do to her when she installs her work. 

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Rebecca Ward: thickly sliced | CAM Raleigh

Rebecca Ward: thickly sliced | CAM Raleigh | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Rebecca Ward: thickly sliced CAM Raleigh is proud to present the first U.S. Museum show of commissioned works by New York-based artist Rebecca Ward.
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Rebecca Ward was born in Waco, Texas in 1984. She currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from the University of Texas and is currently completing an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work is site specific. The work is intricate, geometric, and thoughtfully planned out. She embraces aspects of the gallery space in her installations. She uses all different colors and types of tape in her work. The work explores careful execution and chaos and embraces chance. The work she creates is temporary and allows her to not get bogged down with the stresses that can be associated when creating archival work.

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Martin Creed | Tate

Martin Creed | Tate | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
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Martin Creed is an English sculptor, installation artist and conceptual artist.  He used techniques, similar to Duchamp that cause the viewer to question the definition of art. Creed has used "everything is going to be alright"  as a neon sculpture displayed on the exterior of various structures. The work has been exhibited at the TATE and Times Square and at other locations. Each time the work is exhibited its meaning changes due to the specific destination and the current social or historical context. 

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MoMA | The Collection | Chris Burden (American, born 1946)

MoMA | The Collection | Chris Burden (American, born 1946) | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity and provides inspiration. Its extraordinary art collection includes modern and contemporary art.
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Chris Burden was born in Boston in 1946. He received his BFA in visual arts, physics, and architecture from Pomana College and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. In 1978 he was appointed professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a sculptor, performance artist, and installation artist. His early work was violent politically driven performance art in reaction to the Vietnam War. In 1978 he became more interested in installation art inspired by his interest in technology and engineering. He explores the ills of modern society through his work. His more current work consists of intricate installations containing small parts. This image is of “Metropolis II,” a large, kinetic sculpture symbolic of a fast-paced modern city containing train tracks, buildings, and toy cars. Every hour approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the sculpture.

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Choi Jeong Hwa | Chandelier, Available for Sale | Artsy

Choi Jeong Hwa | Chandelier, Available for Sale | Artsy | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Available for sale from Vanessa Quang Gallery, Choi Jeong Hwa, Chandelier
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Choi Jeong Hwa often works with plastic objects and materials to create his work. He is interested in studying the urban environment through his creation process. His pieces are usually installed outside. Themes that explored in his work consist of artificial, permanence, disposable, consumerism. He wants his audience to make their own personal meanings about the work that he creates. He leaves it up for the viewer to make interpretations about his artwork.

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Interactive Origami Cubes and Glass Clouds Installation

Interactive Origami Cubes and Glass Clouds Installation | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
A peculiar new installation just debuted at the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Called Anything Can Break, it's made up of origami cubes and clouds shaped like breasts that are hung from the ceiling of a large new gallery space in the recently renovated Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Created by artist Pinaree Sanpitak, the clouds and cubes are illuminated by fiber optics and lined with motion sensors that trigger musical motifs in response to the audience's movement. Would be great to experience in person.
Here's her statement about this particular installation: "Anything Can Break (2011) started with the concept of ‘breasts’ and ‘clouds’ and ‘fragility’ for a space perched on a mountainside facing a valley in the south of France in 2007. During the exhibition of Breasts and Clouds, artists, writers, and musicians were asked to select musical pieces inspired by the paintings. The gallery visitors could choose to listen to the soundtracks if they wish. There was about five and a half…
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Pinaree Sanpitak was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1961. She currently lives and works in Bangkok. She received her BFA from the School of Fine Arts and Design, University of Tsukaba, Japan in 1986. She is an important contemporary artist in Thailand today. Her work includes: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation. Her themes include: beauty, spirituality, potency of the female form, life, birth, humanism. Her work celebrates the female body and the body has been a continuing focus in her work. Her work has been exhibited in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Spain, and the United States. This image is of “Anything Can Break,” an art installation consisting of origami cubes and clouds suspended from the ceiling. The cubes and clouds are illuminated with fiber optics with motion sensors that trigger music in response to movement.

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Mike Kelley | Art21 | PBS

Mike Kelley | Art21 | PBS | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Mike Kelley was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954. He received a BFA from the University of Michiga...
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Mike Kelley was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954. He received his BFA from the University of Michigan and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Kelley lived and worked in Los Angeles and passed away in 2012. Kelley wrote for art and music journals and organized exhibitions, some of which included his own work. His work questions values and explores topics about: authority, family, religion, sexuality, art history, and education. His work consists of symbolic and ritualistic performance pieces, arrangements of stuffed-animal sculptures, wall size drawings, and multi-room installations of institutional environments. He often collaborates with other artists to create work.

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Gli (Wall) | Rice Gallery

Gli (Wall) | Rice Gallery | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Rice Gallery is recognized for dynamic site-specific installation art. The gallery commissions artists to create installations that transform the exhibition space. Rice Gallery's adventurous and interdisciplinary programming communicates new ways of thinking about art, and is a catalyst for the free and lively exchange of ideas among artists, the university, and the community at large.
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El Anatsui was born in Anyako, Ghana in 1944. He went to school to earn a sculpture and art education degree at Kwane Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.  He was a professor from 1975-2009 at the University of Nigeria. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is known for his freedom to experiment with a variety of materials in his work. The piece of work featured here is a massive curtain constructed of liquor bottle tops and metal foil collars he found discarded in the Nigerian countryside. The curtain is symbolic of the kente cloth native to Ghana. His father and brothers wove kente cloth. He subconsciously captured his family roots and identity in the work. Liquor bottle tops and foil collars are cut, folded, and bent and then joined together with copper wire to form the large curtain.

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Unwoven Light | Rice Gallery

Unwoven Light | Rice Gallery | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Rice Gallery is recognized for dynamic site-specific installation art. The gallery commissions artists to create installations that transform the exhibition space. Rice Gallery's adventurous and interdisciplinary programming communicates new ways of thinking about art, and is a catalyst for the free and lively exchange of ideas among artists, the university, and the community at large.
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Soo Sunny Park was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received her BFA in painting and sculpture from Columbus College and her MFA in sculpture from Canbrook Academy of Art. She presently lives in New Hampshire and is an associate professor at Dartmouth. Her featured installation, “Unwoven Light” consists of 37 individually sculpted units suspended form the walls and ceiling. The work captures both shadows and light and exhibits brilliant colors. Her artistic practices experiment with the ways light affects architectural spaces and what light allows us to see. A Styrofoam cup stuck in a fence inspired this installation. She welds and bends chain link fence and attaches plexiglass in order to create each sculptural unit.

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Dan Steinhilber: Hold On, Loosely | CAM Raleigh

Dan Steinhilber: Hold On, Loosely | CAM Raleigh | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Dan Steinhilber: Hold On, Loosely Artist Lecture: May 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m. I’m drawn to three dimensional forms of art… it offers the viewer
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Dan Steinhillber was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsisn in 1972. He currently lives and works in Washington, DC. He received his BFA from the Institute of Art and Design, MIlwakee, WI and his MFA from America University in Washington, DC. Themes in his work consist of production, preservation, and consumption. He often uses industrial byproducts in his work. Some examples of byproducts he has used are: shipping pallets, stretch film, card board boxes, shopping carts, grocery bags. He transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. This image of “Hold On, Loosely” is a large installation consisting of a white plastic breathing mass. The outside of the structure is white and the inside is a variety of bright colorful plastic pieces fused together by heat. An empty refrigerator doorframe serves as a door for the viewer to enter the space. When the viewer pushes open the door a rush of air is released. The rush of air keeps the structure inflated.

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Naoko Ito: Urban Nature | CAM Raleigh

Naoko Ito: Urban Nature | CAM Raleigh | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
Naoko Ito: Urban Nature Artist Lecture: July 10, 12:00 pm I feel like two dimensions is not enough for me to explain about myself or what I’m talking
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Naoko Ito was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1977. She received her BFA in Science of Design and a Curator Certification from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work examines the relationships between the natural world and the industrial world. Through her work she explores the constant state of decay and renewal in our lives. She considers how nature is contained in urban spaces. This image of “Ubiquitous, Flora and Plight” is an installation consisting of tree branch segments contained in glass jars. Each jar has been carefully stacked and lined up so that the segments are aligned in their original form.

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A Conversation: Cordy Ryman

A Conversation: Cordy Ryman | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
I recently saw my first Ryman pieces in person at the Dallas Art Fair. Dodge Gallery had a piece made of 2 x 4’s, painted and hanging on the wall. There was also a corner piece comprised of stacked...
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Cordy Ryman was born in New York, NY in 1971. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Fine Art/Art Education in 1997. He used to dumpster dive in the 90s to find discarded materials that he would then attempt to make art from. As time progressed he would re-use the materials to make other works. Sometimes he recycles his own work in order to make new pieces. He presently is using recycled wood, not in the conventional sense, but the wood scraps are broken down and reformed into new pieces. The pieces are re-painted after they are re-assembled. He views a new canvas as daunting and likes the idea of using materials that have a pre-existing history. He likes to explore the integrity of the materials that he uses. His larger work is assembled on-site. He takes a more spontaneous approach when fitting pieces into a designated space. He does not like to work in a rigid, planned way. He embraces learning all the time and feels like he has grown more confident in his work over time.

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Barry McGee | Art21 | PBS

Barry McGee | Art21 | PBS | Contemporary Installation Artists | Scoop.it
A lauded and much-respected cult figure in a bi-coastal subculture that comprises skaters, graffiti ...
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Barry McGee was born in California in 1966. He continues to live and work in San Francisco. He received his BFA in painting and printmaking from San Francisco Art Institute. His work includes drawings, paintings, and mixed media installations. His work is inspired by contemporary urban culture. He has been a graffiti artist since the 1980s. He views graffiti as a method of communication that evokes truth compare to commercialism, which he views as damaging.  He uses found and invented imagery, tags, and other objects in his work. He is influenced by the Mexican muralists, tramp art, 70s and 80s graffiti artists and the San Francisco Beat poets. He has been resistant to the conventional art world but has recently become more open to exhibiting his work in galleries and museums. This installation at UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2000, features a collection of spray paint cans, clusters of framed contemporary urban imagery organized strategically by the artist. It appears that he content of the installation is advocating for graffiti artists.

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