Category "Art"

Rainbow Stairs in Istanbul by Huseyin Cetinel

The civil activism in Turkey is taking on a new, artistically colourful dimension. Although, street demonstrations are still very much “the weapon of choice” in this Islamic country (remember the recent protests against the development project at historical Gezi Park in Istanbul), a 64-year-old retired engineer from Turkey by the name of Huseyin Cetinel inadvertently …

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‘It’s Good To be Here’ by Candy Chang

Remember Candy Chang’s „Before I die, I want to __________“ interactive wall mural that she made as a tribute to a loved one she lost, and which we featured not so long ago on our website? Candy is at it again! This time around, she has another self-explanatory and so brilliantly simple public art project …

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Ablak a Multra a ‘Window to the Past’ in Budapest’s History

Kerenyi Zoltan is a Hungarian architect from Budapest who came up with an astonishing idea of combining old and new Budapest in an ongoing series of photos in a project called Ablak a multra, or a Window to the past. The idea is simply brilliant. By merging old photos of Budapest with the new ones, …

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LAND ART INSTALLATIONS | BY CORNELIA KONRADS

Nature has a way of inspiring people, but if you are Germany-based painter, designer and sculptor called Cornelia Konrads, you are so taken by it that you fully incorporate it in your gravity-defying artwork called Land Art Installations. Konrads’ stunning installations blend perfectly with the surrounding environment that it appears as if they are effortlessly …

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Flychelangelo – Dead Flies Art by Magnus Muhr

Using dead creatures as an artistic expression is nothing new – British artist Damien Hirst used half a dead calf suspended in formaldehyde as a sculpture for which he even won the Turner Prize in 1995. So, when Swedish photographer Magnus Muhr, who also creates under a tongue-in-cheek pseudonym Flychelangelo, decided to make art out …

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‘GRAFT’ Biodegradable Vegetable Resembling Utensils and Tableware

In the last few years, terms like „eco-friendly“, „recycling“, „biodegradable“ and „going green“ have become the buzz words in the news, technology, politics, marketing, retail… Green is the word on everybody’s lips. So, it comes as no surprise that product designer and graduate of a Swiss art school École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Qiyun Deng …

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LightRails – New Look of a Demised Underpass by Bill FitzGibbons

Birmingham, Alabama is the place of this railroad underpass brought into the spotlight by Bill FitzGibbons, a sculptor and public artist who named the installation ‘LightRails‘. The underpass, though a very important gateway, used to be a deteriorated tunnel that was by no means inviting and seemed eerie and even dangerous, but the use of …

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STRANDBEEST | KINETIC ANIMAL SCULPTURES BY THEO JANSEN

By definition, kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or depends on motion for its effect. Today, this term is used to describe three-dimensional sculptures that usually move unassisted or are powered by a motor. Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s awe-inspiring work comes under the first category. He describes …

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