Fans of literature may find it easy to get lost in a world of books. They’re also a little more into the metaphorical than straight forward, but thanks to brilliant Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, it’s something readers can literally do. The installation, called aMAZEme, is an intricate maze built entirely out of books.
From now until August 26, lucky crowds in London can visit the Southbank Centre can explore the maze first hand. The colorful and detailed maze is something wonderful to explore and might even be a little more difficult than your standard corn maze because anyone inside will find themselves distracted by the wonderful books at every turn. It’s just one aspect of the London 2012 Festival, but it is definitely one of the most rare and eye catching experiences visitors can look forward to.
Some of our favorite art experiences are ones that surround us. An experience that becomes more than walking around a gallery and stopping at paintings, photos, and installations is a breath of fresh air. It’s transformative and creates wonder wherever you walk. When the space you’re walking becomes something new it keeps you on your toes--experiencing art becomes about more than just your sense of sight. The Grand Palais in Paris has been home to some of the strangest, most colorful, and awe-inspiring installations in the world. Starting this week the Grand Palais will experience another transformation--one that creates a bright, candy-coated environment.
Some of our favorite art installations are ones that play with their environment. There’s something transformative and magical about altering a space most people are already familiar with. Maybe it’s the Cinderella-like nature of it all that makes it special. Art installations are, after all, fleeting things. For a few days or weeks the ordinary becomes the extraordinary and then suddenly, as if the clock has struck 12, the magic is gone. The magic Lee Eunyeol has created flips the very Earth and sky itself.
With much street art, it’s the grand murals and big projects that grab the viewer’s attention. Slinkachu’s pieces, however, take a keen eye. His installations make the world better in very tiny ways. The scenes he creates star tiny dwellers in a big world. Often humorous or tinged with melancholy, his tiny figures are lifelike and full of character. Their scenes are a pleasant surprise for anyone who happens upon them.
Slinkachu creates his scenes by modifying the tiny figures of people made for train sets. He often repaints and repositions his characters, breathing new life into them. He then pairs them with both props and location. His art seems for the pensive. It’s easy to walk by one of Slinkachu’s tiny installations, but the scenes are worthy of more stares than many huge pieces. They are tiny marvels that Slinkachu has scattered across Amsterdam, Barcelona, Manchester, Norway, Rotterdam, and Italy.