March 27, 2017

Art History: The Evolution of Hypnotic Kinetic Sculptures

Art that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or that relies on motion for its effect—this is the definition of kinetic art. While the definition explains the practical notion, it doesn’t emphasize the hypnotic capabilities of the artform. And though it comprises any medium, it’s actually kinetic sculpture that most comes to mind when thinking of the genre. So where did kinetic sculpture get its start?

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March 25, 2017

Thought-Provoking ‘Hourglass’ Installations Immerse Visitors in the Sands of Time

Artist Daniel Arsham’s Hourglass exhibit challenges our understanding of, and relationship with, history through a synthesis of audio, sculpture, architecture, and performance art. The ambitious work is currently on display at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, and it immerses us in spaces that simultaneously reflect the past and present. The thought-provoking endeavor includes three disparate installations that are linked through mythology and bright colors. The latter is a first for Arsham.

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