Random International's "Rain Room" @ MoMA, NY

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 03, 2013
Random International, known for it's distinctive digital-based contemporary art, has installed a 'Rain Room' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation invites visitors to experience the control of rain and explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our technology. The room is basically a choreographed downpour and encourages visitors to move in and out of it.

Tape Paintings by Sun K. Kwak

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Korean-born, New York City-based artist Sun K. Kwak began experimenting with black masking tape after feeling disconnected with her career as a painter. Her exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum entitled Enfolding 280 Hours used approximately three miles of black masking tape!

9-Foot Tall Thread Installation by Kendra Werst

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Missouri-based artist Kendra Werst's installation used colorful threads woven through a clear Plexiglas panel and between two walls for her 9-foot tall site-specific installation entitled Translation. She explains, "Often I join planes by puncturing holes in the material and threading them together. This creates tension between parts that exemplifies the symbiosis."

Magdalena Jetelova's "Domestication of Pyramids"

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 29, 2013
Czech artist and architect Magdalena Jetelova's Domestication of Pyramids was installed in multiple locations between 1992 and 1994. Fragments of pyramids appear to take over the walls of each space, allowing the viewer to imagine that the structures continue outside and beyond the spaces.

20-Foot Balloon Dinosaur by Alrigami @ VA Museum of Nat. History

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
Clowns who can make balloon dogs are cool and all, but why not step up your game and make a 20-foot long balloon dinosaur for your kid's next birthday? Alrigami (headed by Larry Moss) worked to create this balloon acrocanthosaurus for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

Urs Fischer's 1500 Hanging Raindrops

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer just opened his first comprehensive museum retrospective in the U.S. at MOCA in Los Angeles. The exhibition includes his work, Horses Dream of Horses, which includes 1,500 plaster and resin raindrops hung on nylon string.

Larger Than Life Space Suit Houses Fashion Show

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
New York-based, Polish artists Joanna Malinowska and Christian Tomaszewki created a huge larger-than-life space suit to house a fashion show. Titled, Mother Earth Sister Moon, the installation is a replica of the suit worn by the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova. The fashion show was held around and IN the space suit.

Ken Yokogawa's 7000 Wooden Cube Structure is Held Together by Hooks

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
We're not sure we would want to stand under this installation of 7000 wooden cubes held together by 36,0000 screw-in hooks by Architect and Professor Ken Yokogawa. Fascinated by the way metal chain armor retains its shape and form, Ken spent two years researching and building his structure, that he calls an inverted question-cube, at Nihon University of Science and Technology.

Wies Preijde's Fiber-woven Walls

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Netherlands-based artist Wies Preijde's latest installation uses a series of hand-woven walls and combination of lines, colors, views and passageways to give the observer the idea of walking through a transparent home. The varied vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines coalesce into rooms, windows, and other imaginary environments and passages. Visitors can move about the corridors and hallways of the slightly transparent fibre-woven walls.

More Anamorphic Installations by Bernard Pras

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last week we posted an anamorphic (the art of stacking objects to create a huge 3D sculpture) portrait installation by Bernard Pras where he filled an entire room with found objects, creating a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui. This morning we take a look at more of the French artist's impressive large-scale compositions.

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