This amazing art installation was made by Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo for the International Istanbul Biennale in 2003. She used over 1,550 chairs stacked on an empty lot between two buildings.
Belgian artist Benjamin Verdonck created a nest on the Rotterdam Weena Tower and stayed there for a while, on an installation called “the Great Swallow”.
Rachel Whiteread, “Untitled (Library)” (1999) installed at Hirshhorn. Dental plaster from polystyrene mold and steel mounting.
Floor, Do-Ho Suh
THAN HTAY MAUNG
My Offering, 2011
plaster, bread (donated by Breadworks)
Penelope is a recent installation from Tatiana Blass – the name for the exhibit is taken from Homer’s Odyssey. Penelope was Odysseus’ wife and she remained faithful for twenty years while he was away at war. To keep her suitors at bay, she kept herself busy for three years weaving a burial shroud for her father-in-law while secretly unweaving parts of it at night. She promised she would choose one when she was done but delayed it to remain faithful.
The exhibit was designed to fill the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil, where Blass lives and works. Inside the chapel, a loom sits on the altar. One side has a long red carpet that leads to the door. On the other side of the loom, the chaotic strings of tangled red yarn continue through the holes of the chapel walls to the covered yard outside. The viewer is left to wonder if the piece is being woven or unraveled, like the story of Penelope goes.
Read more at Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/penelope-by-tatiana-blass/#ixzz1nWcdGy2I