Category Archives: Installation

Davide D’Elia | Antivegetativa

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Antivegetativa is the name of a thick anti-fouling paint used to cover old ships to prevent them from moulding. It basically kills any living form. This exhibition held at the Ex Elettrofonica gallery in Rome took over the whole exhibition space, “dipping” it into this beautiful blue colour. The walls, the floor but also the various objects (such as a chair and several paintings gathered from flea markets and old roman cellars) have all been covered by the blue paint. In his statement, Davide explains that he wants to experiment in stopping nature’s physicality as well as the passing of time.

(via Jealous Curator)

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Ana Serrano | Salon of Beauty

When I read about Ana Serrano in my beloved Frankie Magazine, she was mainly talking about her tiny little reconstructions of houses from LA. I loved the idea, and decided to investigate about the rest of her work. My favourite was Salon of Beauty, an installation commissioned by Rice Gallery in Houston.

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Jaz Harold’s sculptures

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These deliciously strange sculptures seem to be out of some weird dream.

Jaz Harold is a New York based artist who mixes sexual undertones with simple, almost childlike aesthetics. With her works, she emphasizes the ego and intimacy versus the stigma that society usually attaches to sex.

Valerie Hegarty

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This is the type of art that would make anyone say “wow”. Mixing 2D painting with 3D objects, making bits of the paintings look like they are coming out into the real world, these are simply stunning.

Valerie Hegarty is an American artist who creates life-size installations where chaos and art are combined.

Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes | Indoor Desert

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Some might think that having an indoor pool is great, but I think that having an indoor desert is pretty cool too.

Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes is a Spanish photographer who questions the idea of home and space, filling rooms with sand like we could fill them with worries or love.

(via I Need a Guide)

Lee Borthwick

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Looking at a mirror might be a bit vain. Now, looking at these mirrors is nothing but pure appreciation of beauty and craft.

Lee Borthwick is a Scottish artist who creates sculptural works made out of wood and mirrors. Inspired by Nordic aesthetics, she emphasizes the purity of wood by adding mirrors, bringing light, thus attracting the eyes of the viewers.

Anila Quayyum Agha | Intersections

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Playing with both light and design, this extremely light looking carved cube with an embedded light source reminds me of a more intricate version of the lanterns  you can buy in Northern Africa. Anila Quayyum Agha is a Pakistani artist who took her inspiration from the traditional Islamic geometric patterns found in sacred places. The installation is made of laser-cut panels of wood.

For more info: https://anilaagha.see.me/yearinreview2013

(via This Is Colossal)

Beccy McCray | Like Fat Kid Love Cake

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Colourful cakes with writings like anthems, sounds like something you might like? Personally, I instantly fell in love with these, especially the “Don’t Believe the Hype” version. So close and yet far from the hipster culture we see a lot around here in East London.

As you probably guessed, Beccy McCray is London based who creates fake cakes that look like real (because of the real icing that goes on top). Challenging the cliché of baking being the hobby of a muted and submissive feminine (old) crowd, she created these fun and original pieces.

Oh, and when Beccy’s baked goods become an installation, that’s how it ends up looking:

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Pretty cool, huh?

(via Frankie Magazine)

Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles

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After a few vain attempts to describe this installation by Urs Fischer at Sadie Coles‘s HQ, I have decided that I just couldn’t. It is too beautiful and surprising to put into words. So, here are the photos of the amazing Melodrama, and just a few interesting points about it:

  • 3,000 plaster raindrops in shades of green to lilac
  • a few anthropomorphic statues
  • the feeling that the viewer is reduced to the size of a Lilliputian

Sadie Coles HQ / 62 Kingley Street / London W1B 5QN

Forms and Shapes | The Cuddly

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A giant and cuddly teddy bear right in the middle of the city? I’m in! Nothing better than seeing such a cute thing to put a grin on my face.

Initiated by Iza Rutkowska from the Forms and Shapes Foundation, this big teddy bear has been installed in several consecutive places in Warsaw, as a reminder to look closely and not to forget what’s around us. This is not only a great idea to invite passers by to be more aware of their usual surroundings, but it is also a way of binding people together by talking about the bear, climbing on the bear and cuddling the bear (also called “Public Friend”).

Fancy a little hug?