An Interview with Ela Boyd

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Ela Boyd creates immersive installations that fragment and decentralize our understanding of space, time, and the self in reference to the subjective qualities of perception. Her installations have been on view at various spaces including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego alongside the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Phenomenal. By choreographing the viewer’s experience, the installations involve the viewer in the space, reordering their understanding of common phenomena that are easily overlooked.

Installation Work by Mark Garry

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 13, 2012
Mark Garry is Ireland-based installation artist. His work investigates the topics of human perception and navigation through space. Using natural and craft materials such as plants, threads, beads, woodcarvings and manufactured objects, Garry creates a new experience that transcends the original components.

Glass Pills by Beverly Fishman

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Pills being, sadly, such a centerpiece of our world, we have to admit these "addict" glass pills by Beverly Fishman are quite beautiful and, in a word, addictive. Ranging in size and style, Fishman has created installation work with her glass pill creations, some sprawled across the floor for added effect.

AirPort: An Open-Air Installation by Electroboutique

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
In 2009, Russian collective, Electroboutique created the public, open-air installation, AirPort, placing a departure flight kiosk in the middle of a forest. As the collective notes, the piece was a "poetic reflection on the possible ways of the urban civilization development. We are facing a choice: whether we should further sink our ferroconcrete teeth of architecture and transport system into the nature's body; or should we try to minimize our impact on it." Looks rather utopian to us.

Sebastian Verdon's Installation at Polyforum Siqueiros

Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 28, 2012
When done right, interactive installation art can be captivating and amazingly eye-opening as it brings into consciousness the many complex nuances of the relationship between art viewer and art object. One particular artist that comes to mind is Bruce Nauman. Nauman's various corridor installations manipulate and direct the viewer through an experience that will likely leave them with a fresh and widened perspective (assuming that the art viewer is open to such revelations)

Xu Bing: 550,000 “First Class” Brand Cigarettes Rug

Juxtapoz // Friday, January 27, 2012
With over half a million cigarettes (550,000 to be exact) and weighing 440 pounds, Xu Bing has created a tiger-skin rug as a reflection of global trade and the seduction of such a deadly product. The rug was on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art this past December.

Leandro Erlich's Gravity Defying Facade

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Installation artist Leandro Erlich has created an illusion at Le 104 in Paris that allows its participants to relish in a moment of gravity defying pleasure as they watch themselves mirrored onto a building facade.

Floor Installation by Do Ho Suh

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What to do with thousands of plastic toys of people raising their hands to the sky? Make the Floor installation which is what Korean designer Do Ho Suh has done. The installation takes of thousands of multicolored plastic toy figures "holding up a large glass plate that can hold the weight of people across the glass."

Thousand Stickers, Thousand Kids, One Room in Brisbane

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is currently showing at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, where he took a completely white room and gave a thousand colorful stickers to kids to apply throughout the installation space. The results, as you can imagine, is ordered chaos.

The Make Out Installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 31, 2011
In thinking that a lot of people will be looking for a kiss tonight, Canadian-based artist, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer created the interactive installation piece, Make Out, featuring thousands of internet videos of couples looking at each other. As soon as someone stands in front of the display his or her silhouette is shown and all the couples within it begin to kiss.

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