Sculpture Nature’s December selection of exhibitions, outings and news.
Subarnarekha (La ligne d’or)
CIAP Centre International d’Art et du Paysage, Île de Vassivière (France)
Opening Saturday December 2nd, 2017
Until March 11th, 2018
During her three-month residency at the CIAP Centre International d’Art et du Paysage (Île de Vassivière, France), Indian artist Hemali Bhuta focused on mining, and more specifically on gold mining, in the region of Limousin. The exhibition will present the outcome of her residency.
The artist is most famous for Speed Breakers (2012), an installation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (United Kingdom). This remarkable work is composed of several bronze castings of beech trees discreetly installed on the trail, directly on the ground, sometime hidden under the leaves and snow. An invitation for walkers to slow down…
Until January 14th, 2018
For the past twenty years already, from the end of October to mid-January, the city of Turin has been transforming into an open sky museum. Twenty-five contemporary artworks, which share the common theme of “light”, are installed in the streets and on the piazze of the Turin’s historical center and surrounding neighborhoods and illuminate the city at dusk. Rebecca Horn, Jeppe Hein, Mario Merz, Daniel Buren are among the most famous artists. Be prepared to be surprised at every street corner!
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia (United States)
Starting in December, American artist Jennifer Steinkamp will occupy several sites of the city of Philadelphia (United States) with four monumental installations: fiberglass domes onto which are projected images created by the artist and inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s scientific research on electricity. These works are to be contemplated every evening, from dusk to midnight.
Madison Square Park, New York (United States)
Until March 25th, 2018
For the past few weeks, two carpets of lights have been catching the attention of the passersby in Madison Square Park. Whiteout is an installation composed of nine hundred white LED light spheres created by Austrian artist Erwin Redl. The bulbs, which are aligned and suspended to a low steel structure, form two stretches of light that move according to an algorithm. The kinetic patterns run in sequences, evocating a world in between dreams and reality.
This installation will be displayed during the whole winter, until the end of March.
Great Salt Lake and Vicinity
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (United States)
Since 1970, the Great Salt Lake (Utah, United States) has become one of the most photographed natural spaces in the world thanks to Spiral Jetty (1970), Robert Smithson’s Land Art work located on the banks of the lake at Rozel Point. Approximately a two-hour drive away, Salt Lake City’s Utah Museum of Fine Arts has been presenting, since last summer, Great Salt Lake and Vicinity (2017), a site-specific work by American artist Spencer Finch. The artist created a series of Pantone chips based on the colors of the lake and its environment. The result of his research is a long line of colored labels affixed to the walls of the entrance hall, the G.W. Anderson Family Great Hall, which lists all the color nuances collected by the artist during his journey around the lake, each one labeled with its original color source: a tree bark, algae, a bird’s feather…