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Debangana Sen May 05 2014

Which are the 10 best art installations around the World

Anupriya Bedi May 05 2014
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Take a look at the 10 best art installations around the World. These pieces provide people a multisensory experience and are built around a very specific theme. It is the imaginative and innovative use of multiple media and the discussions and debates that they provoke that make art installations such a unique genre.

Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor

Also known as ‘’Bean’’, this art installation in Chicago by Indian-born British artist is inspired by liquid mercury. The sculpture is among the largest of its kind in the world, measuring 66-feet long by 33-feet high.

Photo of Cloud Gate (by Robert Lowe)

Photo of Cloud Gate (by MikeH5255)

Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei put together 3,144 identical stainless steel bicycles to creat an installation art that is 100 feet in length and 30 feet high at Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. Lit up with pink and blue lights at night, this collossal piece looks blurred from a distance.

Photo of Forever Bicycles (by Jackman Chiu)

Photo of Forever Bicycles (by Bad Alley)

Home within Home by Do Ho Suh

This installation art is at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. The Korean artist has created an exact replica of his first home in the United States using purple fabric. Located within this is a replica of his traditional Korean home.

Photo of Home Within Home installation (from the Official Website)

Photo of Home Within Home installation (from the Official Website)

In Orbit by Tomas Saraceno

If you want to experience walking on clouds, do visit this massive layered installation at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen Museum in Dusseldorf, Germany. Visitors can actually climb and walk around six inflated spheres built over three levels at a height of 25 m. This installation spreads across the piazza under the glass ceiling of the museum.

Photo of In Orbit installation (from the Official Website)

Tree of Life by Subodh Gupta

The Tree of Life by renowned artist Subodh Gupta is made entirely of steel utensils. It is on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi. This is definitely one of the best art installations around the World.

Photo of Subodh Gupta Tree of Life (from the Official Facebook Page)

Vestige by Rob Mulholland

Vestige by Rob Mulholland comprises human figures made of a reflective acrylic glass. These figures reflect the lush green surroundings of Aberfoyle, Scotland, UK,where they are placed. It depicts the relationship between humans and their environment.

Photo of Vestige (from the Official Website)

Politicians Discussing Global Warming by Issac Cordal

This installation by artist Issac Cordal in Berlin throws light on two major issues confronting nations today--global warming and the ills of capitalism. This sculpture speaks volume.

Photo of Issac Cordal installation (from the Official Website)

Expectation by Rodriguez Gerada

Expectation shows a gigantic face of US President Barack Obama made up of 650 metric tons of sand and gravel on the Barcelona beachfront. Created by Jorge Rodriguez Gerada just before the US presidential elections of 2008, it points to the kind of changes that would take place if Obama got elected.

Photo of Expectation installation (from the Official Website)

Fireflies on the Water by Yayoi Kusama

This art installation by Yayoi Kusama leaves the audience mesmerised as they take in their enchanted surroundings. Constructed by using mirrors, water and an array of LED light fixtures, this installation has a fairyland-like setting.

Photo of Fireflies on the Water (by maurizio mucciola)

Rain Room Exhibit by Random International

Do you want to walk through a field of falling water and not get drenched? Visit the Rain Room installation by the London and Berlin-based collective Random International. The ‘rain’ stops as soon as a human form is detected giving people the feeling that they are able to control it. Housed in a temporary gallery next to MoMa Museum in New York, this installation is quite interesting. Apparently, this installation was supposed to be open only till March,2013

Photo of Rain Room Exhibit (by Victoria Pickering)

These were the 10 best art installations around the World. If you have any more suggestions that are extremely catchy and jaw-dropping, please feel free to share them. Keep clicking!

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