Chris Burden’s Suspended Submarines
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The highlight of the retrospective is a gallery-sized installation of 625 suspended cardboard submarines entitled All the Submarines of the United States of America. A side wall of the gallery also features a list of the names for each of the submarines represented in the exhibition. Taken together, the hanging miniature submarines are reminiscent of a school of fish swimming underwater, and their arrangement has proven irresistible to visiting Instagrammers.
Notably, Burden has refused to give a statement on the political opinion behind the work, leaving visitors to form their own ideas out of the "host of questions and thoughts about security, politics, warfare and history" that the piece raises.
"Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" and its All the Submarines of the United States of America installation are on display at the New Museum until 12 January, 2014.
Eddy De Azevedo moved from Paris to Capbreton, a French seaside town, to get closer to nature. However, on daily walks with his along the beach he noticed all the trash that washed up on the shores and decided to collect all the debris he could.
Over the course of his walks he accumulated more than 600 lighters, 1000 bottle caps and 200 fisherman gloves to make his series Walking My Dog I.
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Scottish sculptor and public artist Andy Scott is in the final stages of constructing this awesome pair of sculptures located in Falkirk, Scotland. These stupendous horse heads are called The Kelpies. They’re made of structural steel with a stainless steel cladding stand 30 meters (99 feet) tall, towering over the Forth & Clyde canal. They’re a stunning monument to Scotland’s horse-powered heritage.
The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses; a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of Scotland’s inland waterways. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs, barges and coalships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.
Once Andy Scott’s Kelpies have been completed, visitors will be able to stand inside of them. Currently they’re scheduled to be open to the public in April 2014.
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