Human beings carry within them nostalgia of a primordial happiness from ancient times. The notion of a return to these origins of happiness is often associated with Nature. Our intention is to encourage inhabitants to participate in fun, uncommon events taking place within the urban landscape: an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines rises above the Seine, a pavilion erected in a London park, a museum traversed by a roller coaster.
These projects offer, in the heart of the city, new forms of Elysian Fields, given over not to the Champs-Élysées of shopping and strictly urban activities, but rather to fundamental human practices, which liberate strong emotions calling on all our senses. [...]
Situated inside an abandoned toluene tank, The Intervention presents a complex kinetic sound sculpture, with 329 DC-motors arranged throughout the space.
Bern-based Studio Zimoun has sent designboom images of their first permanent installation - a large, towering mechanical sound installation
situated inside an abandoned Toluene tank from 1951 in Dottikon, Switzerland. working closely with architect Hannes Zweifel, The Intervention presents a complex kinetic sound sculpture, with 329 DC-motors arranged meticulously throughout the interior fabric of the space. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, the installation articulates a tension between the orderly patterns of modernism and the chaotic forces of life; revealing an intricate series of relationships, similar to those found within the artificial and the organic. [...]
Maurizio Cattelan's 5 horses installation is on view in the exhibition entitled Kaputt at Fondation Beyeler. While standing under Cattelan’s horses, the viewer will have the same question to ask the poor animals before it is too late. 'what do you see on the other side of that wall?' [...]
Artist Ichwan Noor's tight sphere resembles a 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that was somehow compressed into a globular mass of shiny yellow goodness. Part of the Art Basel show that recently took place in Hong Kong, the artwork is a strong statement by Noor that's resonating worldwide. [...]
A rendering of Zaha Hadid's 'Prima' installation for Swarovski, shown outside the Fire Station - the architect's first built project - at the Vitra Campus. [...]
When I wrote about the figure of the knitting architect in February, inspired by Maria Semple's novel Where'd You Go, Bernadette, little did I know that a panoply of knitted, woven and recycled work would soon be on display in New York ... all under the rubric of art, but definitely spatial and challenging. El Anatsui's sinuous works at the Brooklyn Museum, which play with one's sense of weight and material, Orly Genger's Red, Yellow and Blue in Madison Square park, walls of crocheted rope that snake through the park, and, most modest in scale, the first New York show in 50 years of the work of midcentury sculptor Ruth Asawa, who wove forests, anemones and orbs out of metal wire. One of Asawa's largest works, known as Untitled (S.108, hanging, six lobed, multi-layered continuous form within a form), was auctioned by Christie's, the organizers of the exhibition "Ruth Asawa: Objects & Apparitions", on May 15 for $1.4 million, four times its low estimate. [...]
Called 'zigzagging', which speaks of missoni's classic stripes and geometric motifs, the piece followed in the same vein of the milan-based studio's previous works,this time the milan-based studio uses the italian fashion house's fantastical patterns as their image source in which to apply their RGB experimentation. [...]
The opus forms a kind of constellation - each one obeying a strict geometric order, repeating circles, to eventually represent mandalas - a patterning that embodies spiritual significance in hinduism and buddhism. [...]