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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July 12, 2018

Manchester’s Giant Lamp Installation Shines a Light on the City’s Rich History

London-based studio Acrylicize is the design team behind Manchester, England’s newest piece of public art—five giant lamp sculptures situated in Piccadilly Place. Each piece was built to honor and represent a specific time in Manchester’s rich history, as well as celebrate what’s to come. Ranging from 11 to 20 feet tall, the structures are based on different lamp styles from five distinct design eras: Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Victorian, mid-century, and contemporary.

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June 28, 2018

10,000 Pounds of Ocean Plastic Is Turned Into a Leaping 38-Foot-Tall Whale

In response to the estimated 150 million tons of plastic trash currently in the ocean, Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm StudioKCA has created an incredible installation for the Bruges Triennial.  Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) is a 38-foot-tall whale fabricated from 5 tons of plastic waste fished from the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. As a stunning commentary on our current environmental state, the sculpture is a powerful reminder of what we are pumping into our oceans.

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May 28, 2018

30-Foot-Tall Dog Sculpture Balancing a Real Taxi on Its Head Pops Up in New York

A post shared by Public Art Services (@publicartservicesus) on May 16, 2018 at 11:47am PDT New York City just got another piece of public art thanks to the NYU Langone Hospital. As part of its renovation, a 30-foot-tall Dalmatian balancing a taxi cab on its nose has been installed in the NYU Langone Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion at 34th Street and 1st Avenue.

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