Category: Art + Architecture

Eva Jospin turns central fountain of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée into an architectural Panorama
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Displayed atop the central fountain of the Louvre’s Cour Carrée, Eva Jospin’s Panorama is designed as an architectural artwork in itself. Its external mirror-polished steel walls reflect the stony aspect of Paris and the façades of the Louvre palace. The public is invited to enter the structure to enjoy a 360° panorama that will plunge…
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Peter Zimmermann makes Freiburg museum into a pool of rainbow
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Peter Zimmermann is internationally renowned as an outstanding exponent of conceptual painting. And now, for the very first time, he will be presenting an extensive solo show in his hometown, Freiburg. Zimmermann has radically transformed the rooms in the museum to create a massive, integrated, walk-in work: the floor becomes a canvas, the exhibition venue…
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Christo’s The Mastaba – The largest sculpture in the world
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The Mastaba, a project for Abu Dhabi, was conceived in 1977. The Mastaba of Abu Dhabi (Project for United Arab Emirates), Photo: Wolfgang Volz, © 1979 Christo It will be the largest sculpture in the world, made from 410,000 multi-colored barrels to form a mosaic of bright sparkling colors, echoing Islamic architecture. The Mastaba is an ancient…
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Katharina Grosse colours decaying aquatics building into artwork
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MoMA PS1 presents Rockaway!, a site-specific outdoor installation by artist Katharina Grosse (Germany, b. 1961). Reflecting the bold colors of sunset in the Rockaways, Grosse has transformed Fort Tilden's decaying aquatics building into a monumental and sublime artwork using a specialized technique of spraying brightly colored paint directly onto the structure. Grosse’s installation serves as…
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The Sky Over Nine Columns – Heinz Mack’s golden columns in Valencia
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The City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia has on display until 6 November The Sky Over Nine Columns, an installation by German artist Heinz Mack, whose works have light as the central axis. Kosme de Barañano is the curator of this project, which consists of nine symmetrical columns, more than seven meters high each,…
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James Turrell transformes Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Guggenheim Museum into a light installation
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From June 21 to September 25, 2013, the Guggenheim Museum presents James Turrell, the eminent American artist’s first solo exhibition in a New York museum since 1980. The exhibition features a major new site-specific work, Aten Reign (2013), which represents one of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived—reimagining the rotunda of Frank…
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Daniel Buren brings Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton into colorful sails
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Daniel Buren, “ The Observatory of Light” Work in situ “The transparency and quality of a colour projected by means of a coloured fliter, as I see it, make it much more alive than painted colour covering a surface” Daniel Buren In line with Fondation Louis Vuitton’s commitment to contemporary creation and encouragement of innovative…
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