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Russian artist Victor Polyakov created these gorgeous large scale light installations. His public-art sculpture named ‘Cubed/Uncubed’ is a cube with faces delineated by polygonal shapes, and another object is hidden inside. In accordance with the idea of hidden art, by touching the surface of “Cubed/Uncubed” the object can be “awoken” — it becomes completely transparent, and only then reveals the “object hidden inside the object” to the viewer. It is one

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Luxury establishments might be cashing in on big name artists, but is there also space for emerging creative communities to build a viable art hotel model? Words by Holly Black 202 Wonder Park, designed by Ryohei Murakami, BnA Akihabar. Photo Tomooki Kengaku The term “hotel art” is not something anyone wants to hear. It’s a phrase that is akin to “elevator music”, the notion of vapid decoration, vanilla experience and faux creativity. It’s surprising

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valencia-born artists pichi and avo, otherwise known as pichiavo, installed an 85-foot-tall neoclassical sculptureonly to have it set ablaze. the neoclassical sculpture was made to commemorate saint joseph on the annual las fallas festival in valencia where it was burn during the peak of the event along with 400 bonfires throughout the city. t took 12 months for pichiavo to finish the incredibly large-scale piece, partnering with local fallas artisan firm latorre y sanz

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in a explosive display, dynamic contemporary artist cai guo-qiang created a gunpowder drawing ‘transience II (peony)’ in melbourne. at 31 meters in length, the artwork created from fire and gunpowder is the largest of three works presented as part of the melbourne winter masterpieces. located in a warehouse outside the city, cai drew complex patterns in gunpowder, layered upon 11 sections of silk before igniting it. the designed explosion scorches the intricate

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Stemonitis. All photographs by Alison Pollack Avid photographer and retired environmental consultant Alison Pollack documents the fascinating phenotypes of mushrooms and slime molds she encounters on hikes in northern California. Her images show shaggy white Comb Tooth fungus (Hericium coralloides), Stemonitis slime molds that wouldn’t look out of place on the dessert menu of an experimental restaurant, and Comatricha that bear a strong resemblance to urban lamp posts. Recently, the north

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Credits: Katie Paterson & James Cohan, New York. Photos by Max McClure Situated within the Royal Fort Gardens at The University of Bristol, British designer Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye collaborated on Hollow, a wooden installation that illustrates the diversity of tree species found across the globe. From the outside the sculptural work appears as a series of rectangles made from a similar, light colored sample of wood, yet

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All photographs © Vincent Leroy Slow Lens is the newest piece from French artist Vincent Leroy, who often explores optics and light in his large-scale installation work. The piece is suspended from above, and a network of curved, translucent lenses distorts the viewer’s perspective. Displayed en plein air, the connected lenses slowly rotate and ofter multiplied visions of the surrounding environment. Leroy installed and documented Slow Lens in various locations around

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Off the coast of South Carolina, well below sea level, schools of fish swim through an artificial reef provided by an unexpected source: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York. From 2001 to 2010, the MTA, which runs the city’s subways, re-purposed thousands of decommissioned subway cars by submerging them into the ocean off eastern seaboard states such as New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and South Carolina. There, the urban relics become artificial reefs,

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For its seventh edition, Art Basel Hong Kong welcomes a whopping 242 galleries from more than 30 countries, with more than half of the exhibitors coming from Asian and Asia-Pacific countries. Expectations are high after last year’s program, which brought 80,000 visitors to the fair over the course of five days, and as the event continues to make inroads in Asian markets, there is pressure to live up to its Art

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This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info. Sometimes referred to as “pocket parrots,” pacific parrotlets are small birds with big personalities. Photographer Rupa Sutton captures the adorable daily moments of her 4 pet parrotlets (which she lovingly refers to as “The Floofs”) in an ongoing photo series. The charming images show how

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