Tag: Installation

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"Pulse Portal" art installation by Davis McCarty, "Burning Man" 2016. Photo by Scott Sporleder

Everything a First-Time “Burning Man” Attendee Should Know

Located roughly a hundred miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, the annual gathering fondly known as “Burning Man” has been mesmerizing art audiences for over three decades. While “Burning Man” has a tangled history, it was founded in 1986 and is now maintained by Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization boasting its headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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Plastikophobia art installation created by Benjamin Von Wong.

#Plastikophobia: An Instagram Trap to Raise Environmental Awareness

Social impact artist Benjamin Von Wong is back with another immersive art experience aimed at raising awareness about the harm of plastic pollution. After his #Strawpocalypse installation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Von Wong turned his attention to Singapore where he built #Plastikophobia, along with fellow artist Joshua Goh and social media strategist Laura François.

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Artist Benjamin Von Wong's "Strawpocalypse" installation.

#Strawpocalypse: Using Art to Help Save the Environment

“It’s just one straw, said 8 billion people.” This line is what inspired Canadian photographer and artist Benjamin Von Wong to create his latest socially conscious art installation “The Parting of the Plastic Sea.” The stunning art piece is currently on display at the atrium of the Estella Place retail mall in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, until March 24, 2019.

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Cadillac Ranch art installation standing along Route 66 west of Amarillo, Texas.

“Cadillac Ranch:” Texas Quirky Gem Along Iconic Route 66

Created in 1974 by the San Francisco-based avant-garde art collective “Ant Farm,” Cadillac Ranch is a startling roadside installation just 10 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas. Architects Chip Lord and Doug Michels, along with art student Hudson Marquez bought ten used Cadillac cars at an average cost of $200 each from local junkyards to use them for their unique project.