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Paddling Pool Fountain

Although summer season is long gone, there’s no reason to clear out your garage of old paddling pools. Here is a simple way to create a unique garden feature. But be careful: use of technology under the age of 10 is detrimental to early swimming experience. »Paddling Pool Fountain« by dutch artist Helmut Smits.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

Paddling Pool Fountain, 2003, inflatable paddling pools, buckets, water pump, 3-head spray head, PVC, wood, tarp, glue, paint.

All Images © Helmut Smits.

Justice Has Been Done

Media Artist Franz Reimer got the idea for his performance clip Justice Has Been Done from White House photographer Pete Souza’s now iconic press photo so-called »Situation Room«, which was taken at 4:06 pm on May 1, 2011. It captures President Obama and his national security team as they watched the killing of Osama bin Laden live on a screen. Reimer’s reenactment of this unprecedented media event was worked out step by step.

Justice Has Been Done

Baumhaus

Planting a seven meter high plane tree on the roof of a twelve-storey residential high-rise in Gießen, Germany. The projects‘ title Treehouse represents this romantic idea of living in unison with nature. Treehouse here stands for a retreat from »down earth«.

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus, Installation, Baum auf Hochhaus, 2014

Baumhaus

Baumhaus

Pflanzung einer sieben Meter hohen Platane auf dem Dach eines zwölfstöckigen Wohnhochhauses in Gießen. All images © Wiebke Grösch / Frank Metzger.

Your Waste of Time

Famous Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson is well known for his sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light and water. In 2013 he placed several massive pieces of ice that broke off from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, in a room that was cooled down below 0°. The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago. »Your Waste of Time« took place as part of EXPO 1: New York in New York City (he first exhibited ice in 2006 in Berlin).

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

»Your Waste of Time« by Olafur Eliasson

Artwork © by Olafur Eliasson, 2013. Installation view of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1.

Hubwagen

Reality is a just a concept. Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade transforms and duplicates unnoticed everyday objects like a hand pallet truck into the language of illusion, an imaginary, parallel dimension. The possibility not to function (or function differently?) is a subconscious capacity. Hubwagen by Alicja Kwade.

Image © Edition Block. Photo: Uwe Walter

Image © Edition Block. Photo: Uwe Walter

Alicja Kwade – Die Editionen 2008 – 2014
Edition Block GmbH Office
Duration: May 2nd – July 26th, 2014

Apparatus

With »Apparatus«, American artist Roxy Paine introduces a new chapter in his work, a series of large scale dioramas. Inspired by spaces and environments designed to be activated via human interaction, a fast-food restaurant and a control room, the dioramas present spaces and objects which are hand carved from birch and maple wood and formed from steel, encased and frozen in time, void of human presence, making their inherent function obsolete. Apparatus was Paine’s first solo exhibition in Chicago at Kavi Gupta Gallery.

»Carcass«, 2013, birch, maple wood, glass, fluorescent, 13' 7" x 20' 1/2" x 13' 13/16" (H x W x D)

»Carcass«, 2013, birch, maple wood, glass, fluorescent, 13′ 7″ x 20′ 1/2″ x 13′ 13/16″ (H x W x D)

Carcass

Carcass

Carcasss

Kavi Gupta Chicago | Berlin
Photo: Joseph Rynkiewicz

La voiture de police poulailler

French artist Benedetto Bufalino has humorously transformed a 1970’s police car into a chicken coop. »La voiture de police poulailler« is an old vehicle whose interior has been gutted. Unfortunately, not organic. Organic eggs must come from chickens that live in cage-free environments. Don’t miss his whole battle of ideas.

La voiture de police poulailler - Ferme d'élevage de Vernand, 2013

La voiture de police poulailler – Ferme d’élevage de Vernand, 2013

Benedetto Bufalino

Benedetto Bufalino