Whether you are a contemporary art lover or not, there is no doubt about the visual impact of art installation. But what are they and what makes them special?
Art installation is a relatively new genre of contemporary art. They are often the works of postmodern artists but not always. These art forms may be permanent or temporary.
The purpose of contemporary art is obviously to replace traditional art works. With these works, viewers can walk around it and enjoy it in a variety of ways and not simply stand and watch them as paintings or sculptures.
The art of installation appeared around the 1970s but the philosophy behind this art has appeared in the past. A remarkable example is the immersive experience in Disney's theme park.
In this article, we will see 9 unique artworks around the world today that are special.
1. GaiaMotherTree works by author Ernesto Neto
Artist Neto created GaiaMotherTree works to help viewers discover the artifacts of human society and the natural world by creating experiences of physical interaction and sensation. Viewers will admire the work and explore its structure from the inside to the outside.
2. Thomas Dambo's Troll Hunt
Troll Hunt is an interesting example of an installation art concept. A total of about 6 demonic specialized demons are located around open-air museums and public gardens in Illinois, USA. These works were installed here in 2018.
3. Skyscraper by StudioKCA
StudioKCA's 11.5m long whale works look impressive. Not only because of its size but also because it is made entirely from plastic waste. It was installed in the Triennial Brugesz art park in Belgium in 2018.
4. Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden
The installation of the Japanese designer Yayoi Kusama was first displayed in 1966. The design of this installation is intended to describe the frivolity and status of contemporary art commercialization.
By 2018, the latest version of this work has been exhibited at the abandoned American military base in Fort Tilden.
5. Emmanuelle Moureaux's Forest of Numbers
The National Arts Center in Tokyo not long ago received the installation of the Forest of Numbers by Moureaux during the 10th anniversary of its foundation. The work has an area of 2000m2 and is made of 60,000 numbers with 100 different colors.
6. The Rubicon work by Jason Decaires Taylor
Rubicon is an installation art piece made entirely under the sea. It is located in the world's first underwater contemporary art museum called Museo Atlantico. There are surreal statues depicting human activity.
7. Hollow works by Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye
Hollow is a great interactive art installation created by designers Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye. They are made of wood of more than 10 thousand species of plants and are then cut into planks and mounted on the ceiling that looks like stalactites.
8. Christo's The Floating Piers
The Floating Piers is one of Christo's greatest works of art. It is a yellow road that stretches across the water, allowing visitors to walk on water in Sulzano, Italy.
9. Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku's work by Bruce Munro
This is a rather special work because it is made up of tens of thousands of solar-powered bulbs stretching across a large space in Uluru, Australia. When you look at the work at night, you can't help but be surprised at its level of perfection.
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