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INSTALLATION ART

Installation art

TRAVEL
2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon
Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: Alex Reben
In a room piled with resistors, circuit boards and projects in various states of completion, we spoke with talented artist and engineer Alex Reben about his body of work. Reben—an alumni of MIT's Media Lab and NASA—has moved away from his traditional...
CULTURE
Umbrellium’s Assemblance at Digital Revolution, London
London's cultural hotspot The Barbican is known for its visionary exhibitions, having hosted some of the city’s most exciting interactive art shows in the last few years, including Random International’s "Rain Room." The locale continues its tradition...
CULTURE
Charged: Troika
Founded by three friends upon graduating from London’s Royal College of Art in 2003, Troika is a collective and Cool Hunting favorite whose work continues to forge new ground in art. Installing site-specific projects everywhere from Mexico City...
CULTURE
Alley-Oop II at Poketo
For years Eric Trine and Will Bryant have been both friends and collaborators with Poketo’s Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung. Last year the first installment of Alley-Oop filled the Poketo gallery space in Los Angeles with vibrant hues, whimsical shapes...
CULTURE
Charged: Jim Campbell in NYC
While the boundaries between contemporary art and technology have grown increasingly blurry—thanks to everything from biologically-inspired knitted structures to oil that "defies" gravity—there are, surprisingly, only a handful of artists who delve...
CULTURE
Seon Ghi Bahk: Fiction and the Fabricated Image
Nylon threads and neatly erupted charcoal bits take over Miami's Zadok Gallery in "Fiction and the Fabricated Image"—an exhibition that opens this weekend by the South Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk. The show explores the interplay of nature and civilized...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video: Thomas Doyle
In a small suburb north of New York City we met Thomas Doyle, a sculptor whose miniature works reveal an interesting view of his characters' lives. Doyle constructs frozen scenes of surreal domesticity and suburban life that provoke nostalgia and...
TECH
Digital Revolution
Technology, in the literal sense, has always been a major part of the human experience. From the first development of tools to make meager cave-dwelling existences less miserable to electricity to the ubiquity of broadband internet, life is bound...
CULTURE
Kazuko Miyamoto
by Charlotte Anderson Invisible Exports is a small gallery space that sits just on the border of Chinatown behind an unassuming door at 89 Eldridge Street. There on view until 2 March 2014 are the seminal works of Kazuko Miyamoto, one of the most...