Kimsooja's "To Breathe - A Mirror Woman"

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
South Korean-born artist Kimsooja has had a long, intense career full of installations, performances, photography, videos and site-specific project. This particular installation from 2006 is at the Palace de Cristal in Madrid. Exploiting the structure of the building while also leaving it intact, Kimsooja installed a mirror on the floor to multiply and unify the original architectural space. A translucent diffraction grating film also covers the glazed dome and wall of the crystal palace. Awesome.

Installations by Zimoun

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 31, 2013
Swiss artist Zimoun creates fantastic sound installations. His most recent project is also his first permanent work. Located inside an abandoned toluene tank in Dottikon Switzerland, the installation surrounds the inner walls with his trademark dc-motors and cotton balls (329 of them). The thumping, whirring and rhythmic result is incredible and something we would love to see! View videos of this and his other installations after the jump...

Ai Weiwei "S.A.C.R.E.D" Installation @ Venice Art Biennale, 2013

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
Ai Weiwei has become the most interesting artist in the world in our eyes, with a constant outout of provocative, thought-provoking works in the face of his constant battle with the Chinese government. Currently on display during the 2013 Venice Art Biennale, Ai Weiwei has created S.A.C.R.E.D. "a six-part work composed of six iron boxes depicting scenes from the chinese artist's 81-day incarceration back in 2011."

Tomás Saraceno's "14 Billion" Installation

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 30, 2013
This morning we go back and take a look at an installation by Argentine artist Tomas Saraceno from 2010. Entitled 14 Billion, the incredible site-specific exhibit is an extension of another work aptly titled Galaxy Forming along Filaments, like Droplets along the Strands of a Spider's Web. 

Installations by Jacob Hashimoto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Jacob Hashimoto likes kites. We assume. Many of his installations involve thousands of white kite-like circular and hanging parts handmade from fabric glued to bamboo frames. Often suspended from the ceiling, the thousands of fans form a collective cloud throughout the room (one of the installations even features clouds painted on the fabric).

Michael Johansson: "Real Life Tetris" Studio Visit + Exhibition

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This past winter, Michael Johansson, famous for his "real-life Tetris" public and museum installations, opened "Familar Abstractions" at Vigeland Museet in Olso, Norway. During the preparation for that show, our friend and contributor Henrik Haven caught up with Johansson at his studio in Malmø, Sweden. Even in his space, everything has a place, in its right place.

"Mobile Mirrors" by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
Thought your disco ball was cool? Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen created a series of four mannequins decked out in shards of mirror for her exhibition Mobile Mirrors at Christian Larsen gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. "The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits..."

Mercedes-Benz and the new CLA's "Untamed" Installation, Paris

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 17, 2013
Countless Instagram photos are created every second. Photos that reflect particular points of view in the life circumstances of different people.But which motifs are really unique? Mercedes-Benz and the new CLA were looking for Instagram photos with that uniqueness. That are new. “Untamed”. Users from all over the world were asked to take part and upload their extraordinary views from their personal Instagram photo stream in sets of three. The idea behind this: the #Untamed Score showed how distinctive the style of the user’s photos was compared to those of others.

Watch: Sonic Water by Sven Meyer & Kim Porksen

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Some pretty trippy stuff happens when you add mystery substances to water in a speaker... Media artists Sven Meyer & Kim Porksen latest Sonic Water installation sees water in small containers act as flexible 3D sculptures that "translate sounds into kinetic imagery through the use of light and speakers. The water containers produce wave patterns that "react like forces of nature, reproducing identical vibrational patterns found in the tones of the solar system." Woah.

Nonotak Studio's Installation Hypnotizes and Traps Vistors in a Light Prison

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 13, 2013
The light installation Isotopes v.2 by Nonotak Studio hypnotizes visitors with moving lights, attracting them to the center of the installation. Then, the rhythm and the intensity of the lights continually become more aggressive until they generate immaterial barriers: "it's easy to get in but neigh impossible to get out." The catalyst and inspiration for the project is the Fukushima nuclear disaster and it is meant to echo the way humans approach nuclear power. Watch a video after the jump!

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