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Apr 22

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Earth Day with David Byrne: David Byrne's Tight Spot, presented under the High Line in 2011, is an inflatable audio installation of low frequency pulses, tremors, and rumbles which emanate from the 40-foot globe. Byrne has commented on the phenomenon of “humans squishing their planet,” noting that Earth is no longer a “planet of clouds, deep blue oceans, beige deserts and swaths of green jungle.” Read more about Byrne’s installation here

(via creativetime)


Dec 9
"Bâtiment," by Leandro Erlich (2004). A mirror is angled against the ground installation, giving the impression of people climbing the building.
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"Bâtiment," by Leandro Erlich (2004). A mirror is angled against the ground installation, giving the impression of people climbing the building.

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"Falling Garden" by Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger (2013)
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"Falling Garden" by Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger (2013)

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These surrealist, dreamlike settings— created by artist Jee-Young Lee without the use of Photoshop— are pretty incredible.

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Nov 26

Nobutaka Aozaki, “From Here to There,2012

Aozaki pretends to be a tourist in Manhattan and asks strangers for directions, then assembles their hand-drawn maps.


The top installation is one of Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s untitled candy spill pieces from 1991. 

The bottom installation, “I Miss Everyone Who Has Ever Gone Away,” by Dario Robleto, is made of candy wrappers from one of Gonzalez-Torres’s pieces.

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"Chance City," by Jean Shin. 2001-2009.

This sculpture is constructed of $32,404 worth of discarded “Scratch & Win” losing lottery tickets, stacked into a house of cards without using any adhesive.

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This installation of thousands of yellow construction helmets posted in front of Milan’s stock exchange represents a Labor Day protest of unemployed Italian workers. Learn more here.

Bonus: the sculpture in the middle of the plaza is by Maurizio Cattelan and has its own interesting history.


"Just Two of Us," 2013, by Katharina Grosse.

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Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson), by Cornelia Parker. 1999.
This piece is part of the permanent collection at the ICA. Parker made the hanging sculpture from the remnants of a suspected arson.
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Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson), by Cornelia Parker. 1999.

This piece is part of the permanent collection at the ICA. Parker made the hanging sculpture from the remnants of a suspected arson.

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