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Public installations of paper-cut art by Xin Song

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Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

Work by Xin Song at Grand Central Station in NYC

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Installation of vintage photographs shown at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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I like this installation of hanging photographic portraits. It is currently on display at the opening of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, I can’t find any mention of the artist who created the installation or a description of it.

I imagine it might have been inspired by . . . → Read More: Installation of vintage photographs shown at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Tara Donovan creates two new large-scale installations from index cards and acrylic rods

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detailed views of above installation

Artist Tara Donovan is currently showing two new large-scale sculptures at the Pace Gallery in New York City. Donovan is known for taking massive quantities of a single everyday object – like toothpicks, drinking straws, paper plates, or styrofoam cups – and clustering these items in a repetitive . . . → Read More: Tara Donovan creates two new large-scale installations from index cards and acrylic rods

A massive installation of hundreds of portraits on the walls of the Panthéon in Paris

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In JR’s latest project he canvased portraits of anonymous people onto the interior and exterior walls of the Panthéon in Paris. A month before the installation was unveiled, the French artist collected hundreds of photos of people while traveling in a photo booth truck. The black and white images were aggregated together forming a photographic mosaic of portraits. I love the . . . → Read More: A massive installation of hundreds of portraits on the walls of the Panthéon in Paris

Photo installations by Annette Messager

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The work of French artist Annette Messager never fails to inspire me. Some of my favorites are her hangings of dense clusters of photographs, the Vows series. In these pieces, Messager frames pictures of isolated body parts, not from a single person but from many individuals: male and female, old and young, and more. . . . → Read More: Photo installations by Annette Messager

Out of control flora and fauna depicted by a three-dimensional collage installation by Andrea Mastrovito

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Bergamo and New York based artist Andrea Mastrovito creates three-dimensional room-size installations from cutouts of old books. Inspired in part by H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, Mastrovito mounted life-size images of plants and animals from approximately 700 books, filling an entire room. The installation depicted in these photos was installed last year . . . → Read More: Out of control flora and fauna depicted by a three-dimensional collage installation by Andrea Mastrovito

Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms

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Paper has got to be one of the most versatile mediums ever. You can make marks on it, dye it, cut shapes from it. And, as artist Peter Gentenaar shows, sculpt it into stunning complex forms. Gentenaar “grows” these organic ethereal structures by attaching wet . . . → Read More: Peter Gentenaar sculpts paper into large organic forms

“Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

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Architectural glass artists Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell have collected 3500 wayward earrings, and other assorted jewelry pieces, to create an enormous chandelier. Standing 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) high and 1 meter (3.2 feet) wide, the dazzling lighting fixture is housed inside a glass house on the grounds of St. Mary’s Maternity Hospital in . . . → Read More: “Chandelier of Lost Earrings” by Lauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell

“The Machine in the Ghost” an installation of 2400 pencils pierced along a wall by Kenneth Steinbach

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“The Machine in the Ghost” 2013 Carved and polychromed wood. 2100 individual elements. Shown installation is 8′ x 19′

“The Machine in the Ghost” is an installation consisting of 2400 individually crafted pencils positioned like darts along a wall. Created by Minnesota based artist Kenneth Steinbach, the work explores the narratives and memories attached to . . . → Read More: “The Machine in the Ghost” an installation of 2400 pencils pierced along a wall by Kenneth Steinbach

Giant Crochet Doilies overflow the walls of a gallery by Ashley V. Blalock

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Lying on a side table, a lace doily is a symbol of refinement and femininity. Change the scale of that doily and add them to other giant sized doilies and suddenly the mass of crochet takes on an overpowering and even threatening air. In “Keeping Up Appearances”  Southern California based artist Ashley V. Blalock built an ongoing, . . . → Read More: Giant Crochet Doilies overflow the walls of a gallery by Ashley V. Blalock