August 31, 2018

First Glimpse of the Otherworldly Art of Burning Man 2018

A post shared by Design Indaba (@designindaba) on Aug 31, 2018 at 6:01am PDT Each year the eyes of the world are glued to the Nevada desert, as the Burning Man festival reaches its apex over Labor Day weekend. The annual event attracts people from around the globe, including major artists and architects who help transform the Playa with their incredible art installations.

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August 10, 2018

Yayoi Kusama Installation Fills Abandoned Building With 1,500 Mirrored Spheres

It has been 52 years since Yayoi Kusama’s first Narcissus Garden installation in 1966, and the legendary Japanese artist has once again filled an entire space with a multitude of mirrored spheres. The latest version of the iconic series was commissioned for Rockaway!—a public arts festival founded by MoMA PS1’s Director, Klaus Biesenbach, that aims to support the ongoing redevelopment of New York’s Rockaway Peninsula area following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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July 24, 2018

Suspended Layers of Colorful “Pixels” in Ancient Greek Ruins

Hanover and Berlin-based artists Thomas Granseuer and Tomislav Topic (together known as Quintessenz) create site-specific installation art made from a combination of materials. For their latest project, the duo transformed a derelict stone building on the Greek island of Paxos as part of the Paxos Contemporary Art Project. The 400-year-old ruin was filled with layers of colorful spray-painted fabric, creating an abstract spectrum of rainbow hues.

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