Land artist James Tapscott was commissioned by the Japan Alps Art Festival to create a site-specific art piece, which he named “ARC ZERO – NIMBUS”. Arc ZERO stands at the entrance to the Buddhist Temple Hotokizaki Kanon-ji. A ring of mist encircles the old bridge, which one must cross through to enter the site. A portal on the threshold of worlds, it represents the cycle of water, and all things in nature. By day the mist creates crepuscular rays and a rainbow effect around the view, while by night the mist is lit from within the structure, blazing a warm glow.
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Brazil-based artist Janaina Mello Landini creates tree-like installations made with long sections of unraveled rope carefully pinned to the walls of galleries. Her artistic output encompasses her knowledge of architecture, physics and mathematics and her observations about time, to weave her worldview. Her work transits between different scales – from the object to public spaces. The labyrinthine architecture has been the central axis of her research in the “Ciclotramas” series, made with ropes that break down into minimal threading, and “Labirintos Rizomáticos”, works in satin that result in the construction of multifocal perspectives, nullifying the traditional construction.
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British sculptor Alex Chinneck is known for creating temporary public artworks. Most of Chinneck’s installations feature across Greater London.
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“Nature’s Reflection”, installation by Icy & Sot in Tbilisi, Georgia, for the New Art-Villa Garikula Festival.The artists created a pool of water shaped like a human silhouette, which reflects the clouds, and colors of the sky. A contemplative look on humans and their relationship with nature.
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Monumental land artwork by Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember. ‘As close as you can for as long as it lasts’ uses fire, smoke and sound — a call and response between two artists — as a reference to the well-known history of yodeling in this particular area.
The large-scale, site-specific sculpture has been created in response to the landscape of Gstaad. Upon visiting the beautiful but terrifying mountain site, Douglas Gordon and Morgane Tschiember found beauty, fear, loneliness and a particular sense of melancholy. With these emotions in mind, the artists explored the idea of a lonely traveler who might seek companionship with another person in such a place, questioning whether this relationship is based on desire, fear or excitement of the unknown.
The fiery land art is on view as a part of Elevation 1049 through March 19, 2017.
All photos by Stefan Altenburger / courtesy of the artist and LUMA Foundation
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Sculptor, painter and stage designer, Edoardo Tresoldi is known for crafting stunning sculptures with sheets of wire mesh. Incipit, an architecturally-inspired work, features gigantic arched passageways and a series of floating birds which are affixed within the piece. The towering installation appeared at the Meeting del Mare 2015 in Camerota, Italy.
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Titled Wake the installation was originally installed back in 2006 at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota. McGillis lined 95-foot long trench of cut trees, with the ends painted purple and facing inwards to the visitors, to create this striking pubic piece of art.
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