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Open Wide

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Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan have created a temporary pavilion in the Austrian city of Graz that welcomes both locals and visitors to the fair programs. ‘Open Wide’ is a vibrant and friendly arrival area that can be seen rising through the trees across the park, inviting passersby to enter inside and share ideas. Continue reading

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Wind Flowers by John Dickson

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Dotting the section of Toronto’s West Island shore line some bizarre species of plant, John Dickson’s Wind Flowers are activated by Lake Ontario’s winds. The installation is part of the in/future, a festival of art and music in the abandoned Ontario Place. Made from repurposed cymbals, Wind Flowers respond to the power of the breeze, ranging in intensity from gentle buzzing to dissonant clanging.  Continue reading

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Larger than life in Rio

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In celebration of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, artist JR has created two new public artworks in the city. The pair of installations build upon the french artist’s ongoing ‘Inside Out‘ project, but adopt a completely novel material in their realization: construction scaffolding. JR depicts two larger than life athletic figures on metal poles, placed in dramatic locations across the urban landscape of Rio. Continue reading

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JR makes the Louvre pyramid disappear

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For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it . Continue reading

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9 Uneven Angles

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“Disorder: 9 Uneven Angles,” a soaring sculpture by Bernar Venet is installed within the pedestrian plaza at East 17th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Based on a series of paintings completed by Venet that were inspired by the variety of architectural angles he observed throughout the city, the structure plays off of the verticality of the surrounding buildings in the Union Square area and is situated at an intersection where high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic all cross at different “angles.”  Continue reading

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Set in the Street

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Brooklyn-based photographer Justin Bettman is turning unwanted and discarded materials into alfresco living rooms in various cities around the world. Set in the Street is a collection of elaborate living room sets erected in public space. After Bettman is finished shooting photos in the spaces, the sets are left up on the street, where passersby are invited to shoot their own photos.  Continue reading

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South Bronx Timeline

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Artist team Andrew Antonaccio and Fillio Galvez, known as 2Alas, worked over a six day period, with the help of local volunteers, to paint “South Bronx Timeline,” a mural located at 138th Street and Grand Concourse in the Bronx. DOT Art partnered with the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement to replace the two murals presented in partnership with El Museo del Barrio that had previously beautified the bridge walls of the underpass beneath the 138th Street Bridge. Continue reading

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