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12,000 Sheets of Wrinkled Rice Paper Drape Around a Monumental Installation by Zhu Jinshi

 Art #bamboo #installation #paper #sculpture October 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boat” (2015), Xuan (rice) paper, bamboo, cotton threads, 18 x 7 meters. All images courtesy of the artist and Pearl Lam Galleries, shared with permission More than 12,000 sheets of delicate Xuan paper form the ruffled exterior of Zhu Jinshi’s suspended “Boat” sculpture. The …

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Between Wounds and Folds: Suspended Cow Carcasses and Tree Stumps Reveal Layers of Discarded Fabric by Tamara Kostianovsky

 Art #animals #death #installation #sculpture #textiles #trees October 11, 2021 Christopher Jobson Photo © Etienne Frossard. All images courtesy the artist, shared with permission. Working with the tattered remnants of consumer culture, artist Tamara Kostianovsky (previously) asks us to question the origins, process, and disastrous results of our seemingly unquenchable desire to buy and …

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Aerial Net Sculptures Loom Over Public Squares in Janet Echelman’s ‘Earthtime’ Installations

 Art #earthquakes #fiber art #installation #sculpture #site-specific #time October 7, 2021 Grace Ebert “Earthtime 1.78” (2021), Vienna. All images © Janet Echelman, shared with permission Suspended in public squares and parks, the knotted sculptures that comprise Janet Echelman’s Earthtime series respond to the destructive, overpowering, and uncontrollable forces that impact life on the planet. …

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Woven Bamboo Installations by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV Sprout from Ceilings and Walls in Tangled Forms

 Art #bamboo #installation #site-specific #weaving #wood October 5, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Mingei Gallery, shared with permission Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV threads strips of bamboo together into monumental works that appear to grow from walls and ceilings. His hollow, circular creations utilize a style of rough weaving that his family …

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A Spectacular Collection of 40 Artist-Built Environments Are on Display in Sheboygan’s Art Preserve

 Art #immersive #installation #museums #painting #sculpture September 28, 2021 Grace Ebert Emery Blagdon’s “The Healing Machine” at the Art Preserve. Photo by Rich Maciejewski, courtesy of John Michael Kohler Arts Center. All images shared with permission On the edge of the city of Sheboygan in northeast Wisconsin is a new museum nestled into the …

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Sinuous Branches Envelop Human-Sized Nests and Large Geometric Sculptures by Charlie Baker

 Art Design #installation #nests #sculpture #wood September 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Charlie Baker, shared with permission Brooklyn-based designer Charlie Baker wrangles unruly branches and twigs into large-scale sculptures and installations that highlight the natural curvature of his foraged materials. Whether cloaking a perfectly round sphere in wood or constructing a treetop …

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Nick Cave’s Energetic ‘Soundsuits’ Dance Along the New York City Subway in a 360-Foot Mosaic

 Art #installation #mosaics #new york city #public art #transportation September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert “Each One, Every One, Equal All” (2022). Photo by Photo by MTA/Trent Reeves. All images courtesy of MTA Arts & Design. Spanning the 42 St. Connector between Times Square and Bryant Park in New York City are a troupe of …

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A Verdant Rainforest Lush with Plants and Giant Macaws Blankets Annabel’s Facade in London

 Art #birds #deforestation #installation #plants September 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Annabel’s, shared with permission Sprawling from sidewalk to roof and lining the entrance to Annabel’s in London is a luxuriant installation teeming with ferns, florals, and a flock of vibrant, oversized birds hovering nearby. Evocative of an abundant rainforest habitat, the …

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Sprawling Paper-Pulp Mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa Suspend Whimsically Colored Pods in the Air

 Art #installation #paper August 31, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Yuko Nishikawa, shared with permission Hanging from the ceiling like candy-colored droplets, the paper-pulp mobiles by Yuko Nishikawa turn a stark gallery into a whimsical dreamscape. The Brooklyn-based artist fashions wide, sloping vessels and punctured rings from recycled packages, old diaries, sketches, and …

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Through Totemic Sculptures and Sound Art, Guadalupe Maravilla Explores the Therapeutic Power of Indigenous Ritual

 Art Documentary Music #health #installation #performance art #sculpture #sound #video August 11, 2021 Grace Ebert  In 1984, eight-year-old Guadalupe Maravilla left his family and joined a group of other children fleeing their homes in El Salvador. The Central American country was in the midst of a brutal civil war, a profoundly traumatic experience …

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