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Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

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Dissident Chinese artist showing famous bike installation in Toronto

Superstar contemporary artist Ai Weiwei unveiled the latest rendition of his incredible bicycle sculpture last weekend in Toronto. "Forever Bicycles" is the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art event that takes over the streets of the city. This marks the first time that the Chinese dissident artist has shown the installation in public, outdoor space. With......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Thomas Jackson: Emergent Behavior

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Hovering sculptures juxtapose the natural and the manufactured

We are always interested in visually striking work that compares and contrasts the natural and the manmade. In his ongoing Emergent Behavior series, Brooklyn artist Thomas Jackson does just that. Using almost invisible monofilaments, Jackson suspends consumer materials -- from plastic plates and post-it notes to cheese balls and glow sticks -- in dimly lit natural landscapes. The clusters of......read more

Phoebe Washburn's Living Environments

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Repurposing materials like wood and cardboard, a Brooklyn artist turns gallery spaces into architectural experiences

You wouldn't be faulted for thinking there is some environmental commentary in Phoebe Washburn's work. The Brooklyn artist builds large scale landscape installations using repurposed detritus she collects from the street, from cardboard boxes and old newspapers to construction materials and discarded plastic. But it's her hoarding instinct, not eco principles, that drives the work. "I’m......read more

Conceptual Photos of Bolivia by Scarlett Hooft Graafland

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Dutch artist combines photography and installation on the Bolivian salt flats

Inspired by “the wonder of creating situations that have never existed before and will probably never exist again," Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland ventures deep into remote territories to create strange, captivating images that combine photography with performance and installation. From 2010 through 2011 her place of work was the Bolivian Altiplano, where she incorporated local......read more

Desert Breath by by D.A.ST. Arteam

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Rediscovering a monumental land art installation in the Eastern Sahara

Located in Egypt's Sahara Desert, “Desert Breath” is a massive land art installation in the form of two spirals emerging from a 100-foot-wide circular depression. Covering over a million square feet of desert, the monumental piece is visible on Google Earth. It is a collaboration between artist Danae Stratou and architects Alexandra Stratou and Stella......read more

Down by the River

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Proposed installation pits Christo and Jeanne-Claude against Colorado conservationists

What happens when an artist decides to hang six miles of fabric over a river in South Central Colorado? Well, that depends what side of the river you are on. If you're on the side of art and conceptual installation, a project of this nature is like being a kid on Christmas morning. If, on the other hand, you're on the side of nature conservancy, it might be an act akin to Sinead O’Connor......read more

Sonic Bloom: Solar-Powered Flower Sculptures in Seattle

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Dan Corson's interactive art installation showcases renewable energy tech

"Sonic Bloom" by Seattle artist Dan Corson is an interactive, solar-powered art installation recently erected outside the Pacific Science Center in the Emerald City. The work, commissioned by the Pacific Science Center with support from Seattle City Light’s Green Up Program, features five giant solar flowers that absorb the sun’s energy during the day and illuminate at night via......read more

A Floating Wind Tower Goes to Sea

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America's first offshore wind installation launches in Maine

Offshore wind farms have taken off throughout much of the world, but they've yet to catch on in the US. With cheaper (and dirtier) forms of energy available, the steep cost of erecting an offshore wind tower has hindered development off of our coasts. But researchers from the University of Maine tried a new approach last week by launching a floating wind machine--the first offshore wind......read more

Sun Boxes

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Here comes the sound -- from a solar-powered art installation.

How cool is this? It's an orchestra conducted by the sun. Created by Massachussetts artist and musician Craig Colorusso, Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty solar-power speakers, each set to play one guitar note on loop, with the all the notes collectively making a B-flat chord. Says Colorusso: "The piece creates space. It is an environment for one to enter and exit. the footprint this......read more

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