A Forest Where Gods Live, the art of teamLab returns to Japan

A Forest Where Gods Live, the art of teamLab returns to Japan

Giulia Pacciardi · 4 months ago · Art

Finally, after the official reopening, the teamLab collective has announced that its annual Outdoor Exhibition will be held again this year.
From this summer until next October, the beautiful Mifuneyama Rakuen forest in Kyushu, Japan, will once again be invaded by 22 digital works that aim to challenge our understanding of time, space, and the relationship between man and nature.

Inside the 500,000 square meter park, also famous for housing Okuso, the 3,000-year-old sacred tree of the Takeo Sanctuary, it is not clear where the uncultivated wonder of the forest ends and where the garden on which man has placed his hands begins, creating a continuum between nature and human being in which the viewer gets lost and immersed.

Inside the exhibition A Forest Where Gods Live it will be possible to see, among others, a projection of Koi carp and small boats on the surface of the Mifuneyama Rakuen pond, the reproduction of a waterfall on the big sacred rock of the sanctuary of Inari Daimyojin and also a big work dedicated to Enso on a rock.

This is the sixth consecutive year in which TeamLab works in the forest and gardens of Mifuneyama Rakuen to transform nature into a true work of art without ever damaging it.

To learn more about the whole event and the collective visit the website here.

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Bozza automatica

Bozza automatica

Giulia Guido · 4 months ago · Art

Breaking stereotypes, one art at a time.
This can be read in the bio of the Instagram profile of Naushin, a young designer who, when not working for her brand Baari, dedicates her free time to the creation of embroideries that, besides being beautiful, are the vehicle of strong and decisive messages related to increasingly topical themes. 

With just the use of needle and thread, Naushin tells us stories that deal with topics such as prejudice, skin color, acceptance of one’s own body, the vision of women in society, the canons of beauty, and much more. 

Just a little is enough, the silhouette of two bodies embracing each other, full of wounds from which, however, flowers are born, says more than a thousand words. It is thanks to their simplicity, but also to the reality they represent, that Naushin’s works go straight to the heart and become the symbol of battles that we should never stop fighting. 

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“Bending arc”, Janet Echelman’s floating installation

“Bending arc”, Janet Echelman’s floating installation

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

Janet Echelman’s latest enchanting installation called “Bending arc” is located on the waterfront in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The work, which extends for 130 meters and about 30 meters high, seems to gently wrap the beach in an embrace full of colors.

The installation floats gently over the park, allowing the wind to generate a continuously moving choreography. The colours of “Bending arc” are constantly changing, during the day the sculpture casts shadows on the people below, but at night it turns into a luminous beacon of magenta and purple light.

Janet Echelman’s installation actually has a very deep meaning, the waterfront in St. Petersburg is a very important historical place. Local citizens began to peacefully challenge racial barriers in 1957, leading to the US Supreme Court ruling which upheld the right of all citizens to enjoy the use of the municipal beach and swimming pool without discrimination.

The title of the work “Bending arc” by the American artist metaphorically takes up the famous quote: “the arc of the moral universe is long, but bends towards justice“.

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Antoney Calvert’s posters to live better

Antoney Calvert’s posters to live better

Emanuele D'Angelo · 3 months ago · Art

British designer Antoney Calvert decided to create a series of posters, “a celebration of our shared humanity and the fact that we are all capable of finding common ground among ourselves and living better.”

It has been a year of great upheaval and change, the pandemic has brought us closer and reset our collective compass“. Increased environmental awareness, the demand for a more just society and the Black Lives Matter movement, his posters hope to spread some love and positivity in these months of madness.

With messages like “learn to love” and “come together“, Antoney Calvert’s minimalist graphic works are full of vintage colors and nostalgic themes, the posters are downloadable and ready to be glued in your city.

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Olivia Steele’s neons, little truths

Olivia Steele’s neons, little truths

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

As the street lamps in the night illuminate the street, Olivia Steele‘s neon lights shed light on uncomfortable truths and deep feelings. 

Born in 1985, Olivia was born in Tennessee, and from a young age shows a special interest in light in all its forms which, after several years and various work experiences, has turned into her work. Today, in fact, that of Olivia Steele is an internationally known name and her works make thousands of people dream every day. 

Olivia is a real light artist, specialized in the use of neon that shapes and works as she likes to transform it into short sentences that capture the eye and the heart. 

These are small aphorisms, sometimes just a word, that stand out in the places where they are placed. In fact, Olivia Steele’s work does not end with the manual writing, but continues with the choice of the place where they are placed. It is only once they are placed that their meaning will be fully expressed. 

So, while the word “feelings” is locked in a cage and the inscription “I still love you” burns in the middle of the sea, the neon-lit world of Olivia Steele appears to us like a dream. 

We have selected only some of her works, but to discover them all visit her website and her Instagram profile

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