July 12, 2019

Artist Uses Magnetic Tape to Transform Historical Chapel into an Energetic Tunnel

From now until August 20, 2019, the city of Bordeaux is hosting Liberté!—an epic art and cultural season that celebrates creative freedom. Curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, the entire city transforms into a stage for expression—from musical performances to artist exhibitions. One artist to take part is New York-based Žilvinas Kempinas, who has transformed two separate spaces with his signature magnetic tape installations. The first, titled Tube, transforms the historic Chapelle du Crous.

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June 11, 2019

Monumental Hands Reach Across Venice Canal as a Symbol of Unity

Sculptor Lorenzo Quinn triumphantly returns to Venice with yet another monumental installation. Six pairs of hands stretch across the basin of the historic Arsenal, joining together to create a bridge of unity. At almost 50 feet high and 65 feet wide, Building Bridges is a stunning addition to the city as it experiences the Venice Biennale. And for Quinn, it’s a spectacular bookend to his 2017 work in Venice, Support, which garnered worldwide acclaim.

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May 6, 2019

Giant Suspended “Chandelier” Collects Rainwater in an Italian Forest

Inspired by ever-changing biological forms and natural ecosystems, artist John Grade sculpts large-scale installations that explore the impermanence of nature. For his latest piece, titled Reservoir, Grade visualizes the patterns of forest rainfall with a huge net structure suspended amongst the trees. The dazzling, chandelier-like piece is featured in the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana, Italy. It comprises 5,000 heat-formed, clear plastic compartments that each collect the rainwater as it falls.

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April 10, 2019

Sculptor “Unzips” a Building in Milan for Mind-Bending Art Installation

British sculptor Alex Chinneck has brought his mind-bending illusions to Italy with an incredible installation in Milan. Concurrently with Milan Design Week, Chinneck has literally unzipped the facade of a building in the city in what he calls the most ambitious work he’s ever made. In addition to the incredible exterior, the building’s interior is also filled with several installations that carry through the zipper theme, making for a cohesive and immersive experience.

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