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installation art - The Unilever Series by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

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The Unilever Series by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster TH 2058 2008 in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, London

 

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Elina Chauvet: ‘Zapatos Rojos’ (Red Shoes)

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More than 200 "Red shoes" are put on display by visual artist Elina Chauvet in honor of the hundreds of women and girls who have been killed in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico's most dangerous city, El Paso, Mexico, 2012
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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, December 19, 2012 6:01 PM

Respect for the walkers.

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Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, December 11, 2012 6:44 PM
Art Installations's insight:Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles, 2006, Ink on paper on panel, plus projected 6 min looped DVD, 4800 x 2200mm + projection. 50 pens suspened from the branches of a Weeping Willow tree create a drawing on 4 panels placed horizontally beneath the tree.The drawing is accompanied by a looped video of its production. http://www.timknowles.co.uk
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Tara Donovan: Untitled

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Tara Donovan: Untitled (Plastic Cups), 2006, Gallery Show Thoughts

 (Plastic Cups), 2006, Gallery Show Thoughts


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installation art - Lee Jay-Hyo: "0121-1110=1080620"

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Korean artist Jay Hyo Lee, title: "0121-1110=1080620", material: stone, size:151x410x280cm
year: 2006

 

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Anselm Kiefer: Himmelsschlacht (Heaven Battle)

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Anselm Kiefer: Himmelsschlacht (Heaven Battle), 2011-2012, Taddeus Ropac Gallery, Pantin

Iron, lead, wire, chalk, wood, plaster, oil and charcoal, 350 x 280 x 210 cm


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instalation art - Joana Vasconcelos: « Valquria Enxoval»

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Joana Vasconcelos: « Valquria Enxoval» (Valkyrie Trousseau), Château de Versailles, 2012

 

 


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Iwona Demko: Vagina Chapel

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Iwona Demko: Vagina Chapel, 2012, Academy of Fine Art, Cracow, Poland

 

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Chiharu Shiota: Performative Installation Art

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Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka, Japan in 1972. Having studied in German art schools, her work envelops both genres of installation and performance art, reminiscent of the 1970s. Influenced by the work of Schneemann, Bourgeois, and mendieta, Shiota's work often invites the viewer in and restricts physical access at the same time. Using thread, the artists creates a pictorial language of memory, loss, and connectivity. Through the manual labor or knotting and tying, Shiota makes the process of creating the installations performative. 


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Esther Stocker

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Italian installation artist Esther Stocker creates stunning geometric environments that are often open for exploration by the viewer. The construction of each piece appears to follow some type of mathematical equation, resulting in unusual linear patterns and planes that completely transform the physical space into a surreal environment.

Stocker's current installation, Based on a Grid, in on display at Z33 – House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium until the end of September. The work is created with black painted wooden blocks of various sizes, which are organized in a "system" on the white floor and walls of the gallery. The artist's installations create a very digital environment for the viewers, often distorting the interior space with optical illusions.


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Damián Ortega: Cosmic Thing

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Damian Ortega lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Mexico City. Born in 1967, New Mexico City, Ortega's work Cosmic Thing, makes subtle hints at the Volkswagen Beetle's role in globalization of Mexico, as it was a production site from the 1950s until 2003.

 

Damián Ortega's Cosmic Thing is reminiscent of Duchamp's "Readymades" in the artistic approach of taking an object and transforming it into a work of art. Cosmic Thing is a grey Volkswagen Beetle that has been "exploded" in the gallery space. Suspended from high test aircraft cable, every part of the Beetle has been dissected and strategically hung from the gallery ceiling. The work invites the viewer to inspect the object as individual pieces which collectively form the iconic car. 


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Doris Salcedo: Istanbul

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Doris Salcedo's Istanbul takes aim at the artist's idea of war. Commemorative of mass graves, the artist filled an empty space between two buildings in central Istanbul with 1,550  wooden chairs. The chairs are meant to signify not only the absence of humanity, but also a connection with humanity. 

 

Taking aim at war in general, the work makes a visual impact on the viewer both in scale and aesthetics. The site isn't necessarily visually pleasing, but it creates a heaviness in visual weight and conceptual weight. The artist intends the work to create an individual experience, as well as a collective glimpse into chaos and absence, two effects of wartime violence.


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Liu Wei : "A Life Style"

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Liu Wei : "A Life Style", 2007, Long March Space


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installation art - Damián Ortega: Controller of the Universe

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Damián Ortega: Controller of the Universe, 2007


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Huang Yong Ping: Bugarach

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Huang Yong Ping: Bugarach, 2012, Kamel Menour Gallery, Paris
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Pirate Technics : Under The Baobab Tree

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Pirate Technics : Under The Baobab Tree, made from recycled fabric takes root in central London, Festival of the World, 2012

 

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Dietrich Wegner: Playhouse ( atompunk art )

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Australian sculptor, Dietrich Wegner: Playhouse, Poly-Fil, Steel, Rope, Wood, 20' x 9' x 9'

 

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Joana Vasconcelos: « Lilicoptère »

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Joana Vasconcelos: « Lilicoptère », 2012, Château de Versailles

 

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Sanjeev Shankar: Jugaad Canopy

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Sanjeev Shankar’s artwork "Jugaad Canopy", 48O Celsius Public Art Ecology festival, Delhi, India, 2008

The structure is the enclosure made by used oil tins and is not only exquisite in form but it functions well by providing the shades in the hot summer days. He came up with the idea of re-purposing and re-defining the used cooking oil cans. This Architectural Installation was done by the help of the local people and using recycled materials.

 

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Will Ryman: "Infinity"

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Artist Will Ryman stacked 200,000 paint brushes to create this labyrinth installation: "Infinity", the Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2012

 

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Monika Grzymala’s Installations « CubeMe

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Polish artist Monkia Gryzmala's "Raumzeichnung" (Drawings in Space) is created as a response to the Sumarria Lunn Gallery's interior space. The artist works entirely with monochrome tape to build complex "drawings" that redefine the architectural space. Beginning at the central wall in the gallery,the tape covers archways, creates barriers, and spreads throughout the space as a reminder of the "invisible" wireless network that ever-present in our modern world. 


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Maya Lin at Pace Wildenstein

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Maya Lin's Three Ways of Looking at the Earth at the Pace Wildenstein gallery hosted three of the artist's conceptual, systematic explorations of landscapes. The artist, known for monumental and earthworks, created landscapes that would transform viewers’ perspectives about the land and the sea by inviting them to navigate around, through and under these site-related installations. In 2x4 Landscape, Lin used 50,000 individually cut pieces of wood to create a pixelated landscape, reminiscent of architecture. Maya Lin’s work aims to reveal something new and startling about the planet we inhabit. The artist also hopes to bring attention to the physical relationship we have with the natural environment. 


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Green Artist Susan Stockwell

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Susan Stockwell works in large scale installations, sculpture, drawings and collage. The artists takes on issues of ecology, beauty, mapping, colonial histories, trade and global commerce. She uses disposable products that are part of our everyday lives. These materials are manipulated and transformed, often with the use of craft processes, into art objects. In many works, she borrows materials from suppliers or recycle companies and returns them after the length of her show. Stockwell is well known for her site specific installation at York St Mary's, a de-consecrated 13th century church. Flood, was purposely sited in the alter area of the church, using the ceiling height and referencing the stained glass window behind. Using 4 tons of recycled power supplies from discarded computers, the work speaks about the current stage of communication.

Stockwell exhibits in galleries and museums all over the world. She has exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The National Museum of China in Beijing and The Katonah Museum of Art in America. She has taught extensively and taken part in residencies and projects in Europe, America and Asia.


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Félix González-Torres: “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.)

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Félix González-Torres was a Cuban born, American artist who died in 1996. His installation, “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.), paid homage to his partner who died of AIDS related illness. The concept of the piece is perpetual life through replenishment. Comprised of 175 pounds (Ross's ideal body weight) of brightly colored, individually wrapped candy, the installation is intended to invite viewers to take a piece of the candy. The resulting loss of weight of the candy suggests the loss of Ross's weight and suffering from his illness. The artist stipulated upon installation that the dimished weight should be replenished daily to its original weight of 175 pounds. 

 

Gonzalez-Torres studied in Puerto Rico, New York, Venice, and Berlin. He received his Master of Fine Arts by the International Center of Photography and New York University and taught at New York University and briefly at the California Institute of the Arts.


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Bonsai-NO.39 by Shen Shaomin

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Shen Shaomin: "Bonsai-NO.39", Eli Klein Fine Art, 2007

size: h: 36.6 x w: 54.4 x d: 27.5 in / h: 93 x w: 138.2 x d: 69.8 cm, materials: Plants, iron tools

 

Shaomin's bonsai works use the manipulation and torture of these plants in order to question our current attitudes towards consumption and nature whilst examining Chinese culture. The intimately scaled, beautiful and ancient looking trees are twisted and buckled using metal instruments reminiscent of dental equipment. Accompanied by text these small objects question the viewers sense of their own environments and the concerned yet oblivious perspective the majority of us exercise on a day-to-day basis.

Aesthetically these small scaled works conjure ideas of destruction versus nurture and traditional versus industrial, awakening the uncanny.

 

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