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lter De Maria's "New York Earth Room" contains more than 80,000 pounds of soil. (Dia Art Foundation)
But the consummate thrill came from a serendipitously arranged installation. The opening of a public installation called “Bridge Music”, a project initiated and arranged by composer/musician Joseph Bertolozzi of Beacon, N.Y. (Released 2008). Naturally, we schmoozed with Joe a local coffee shop in Carmel Square. We asked about his plans and he told about Paris. It was some years later, after considerable fund-raising and technical planning, Bertolozzi and his crew went to Paris, France, where they recorded the girders’ similar voice from the iconic Eiffel Tower.[Joseph Bertolozzi's “Tower Music” At Vassar College. The recording was released in 2008.
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Bertolozzi’s careful navigation of the considerable political, artistic and organizational challenges guided Tower Music to completion through waters fortuitously free of protocols. Notoriously protective of images of their iconic structure, the French embraced Bertolozzi’s project to make it sing. This work might be called an Audio-Visually Interactive, Site-Specific installation.
Then, on the way back to North Carolina, we searched and finally found the Storm King Art Center in Windsor, NY. We traveled the grounds and were absolutely astounded by Goldsworthy’s Storm King Wall, below, and Wavefield by Maya Lin.
In our art world, installations of the 21st century are still often large, bewildering or beguiling, and often seem to follow the above characteristics as the images below illustrate:
The DESERT BREATH, located in the Egyptian near Qusm Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, is a double-spiral extra-large piece of art.
It was created by the D.A.ST. Arteam, a group made up of three Greek women artists - Danae Stratou, sculptor, Alexandra Stratou, industrial designer, and Stella Constantinides, architect.
Artists’ food-themed installations require a meaningful spot in which to create the piece but also staying aware taking and advantage of the piece’s aspects which might develop into Performance art. The latter genre often relies on the art viewers to interact with the site to fulfill its function. Below is one of Gonzales-Torres’ interactive installations.
Gonzales-Torres’ carpet installation of wrapped candy, 1991.
Roelf Soul City Oranges, 1967
Rirkrit Tiravanija was born in Buenos Aires in 1961 and was raised in Thailand, Ethiopia, and Canada. He studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto ...
Wheat, Natasha Bean-In, 2010
Coosej van Bruggen, [public piece] SFMoMA
Among the top10 Japanese contemporary artists today are the
United Brothers (Ei Arakawa and Tomoo Arakawa),
Below: Does This Soup Taste Ambivalent?
Tiravanija, Rirkrit Mixed media, 2002.
This artist creates & shares Thai food for colleagues. It confronts the question: is it an interactive installation or performance art?
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Tanaka, Koki “Take an orange and throw it away without thinking too much.”
Born in 1975, Koki Tanaka lives and works in Tokyo
material: DVD, color, sound
time: 7 minutes and 12 seconds
credit: created in residency programme with Le Pavillon, art research laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
Artist’s note: “On the occasion of a one-day solo project at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, I made this installation with fresh oranges. I bought it from the farmers’ market in front of Palais and threw all of them into the staircase between Palais and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris to capture an image of how oranges fall.
Bader, Darren (b. Bridgeport, CN, 1978) Fortune Cookie installation for the 2014 Biennial
Darren Bader, “ Actually I don’t digress any more …or I mean I don’t call my digressions ‘digressions’ any more. I call them Sympathetic” –Richard Horowitz, Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Photograph by Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
Below: Darren Bader, installation view of More Buildings About Songs and Food, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London. Darren Bader, installation view of More Buildings About Songs and Food, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Shanabrook, Stephan J.( b. Cleveland, Ohio,1965, US). Shanabrook is an American conceptual artist, who lives and works in New York City and Moscow, Russia.
Suicide bomber (in chocolate)