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Nov 23, 2012

DESIGN STREET: First Chennai Urban Art Installation – commemorating the Child in You

During my travels, when ever I saw the creative of use of public space, like 'The Morning Line' below in Vienna, I used to wonder,why such activity does not happen in our own city. Yes there are installations… permanent political and religious Statues or in some small corner an Art Installation like the one at the corner of Harrington road, which sadly no one notices anymore.

'The Morning Line' installed at Vienna June 7th - Nov 20th, 2010  
So it was a pleasant surprise when I heard from Kishore of ArchitectureRed that they are going to do one installation called “Stack It Up” for CRY in commemoration of the “Child in You”. It is a temporary installation designed to be erected on a prominent public space, in order to create awareness among the public on the crucial issue of children’s right to education, which I could identify with.

STACK IT UP
Image courtesy: Tahaer Zoyab, Triple O Studio

I do believe that…
A)         Education for every child is a must if India has to reach the next level of growth, economically as well as cohesively within the diversity that we have.
B)         We need many more Urban Art installations in the Public places of Chennai City, as it will go a long way to promote a public appreciation of art as whole.

So do support it if you are in Chennai, on 23rd – 25th Nov, 2012, by visiting.... Marina Beach to look at it.

NOW A BRIEF NOTE ON URBAN ART INSTALLATION AND SOME IMAGES OF INSTALLATION ACROSS THE GLOBE. DON'T MISS THE 'GANGNAM STYLE' VIDEO ART IN THE END BY A GREAT SCULPTOR.

Installation Art: A brief note
Stack It Up
Almost ready for visitors - Marina Beach,2012
Installation art describes an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Installation artworks have been constructed in exhibition spaces such as museums and galleries, as well as public and private spaces. The genre incorporates a broad range of everyday and natural materials, which are often chosen for their "evocative" qualities, as well as new media such as video, sound, performance, immersive virtual reality and the internet

Installation art came to prominence in the 1970s but its roots can be identified in earlier artists such as Marcel Duchamp and his use of the readymade and Kurt Schwitters' Merz art objects, rather than more traditional craft based sculpture. The "intention" of the artist is paramount in much later installation art whose roots lie in the conceptual art of the 1960s. This again is a departure from traditional sculpture which places its focus on form. Early non-Western installation art includes events staged by the Gutai group in Japan starting in 1954, which influenced American installation pioneers like Allan Kaprow.

Text Curtsey : Wikipedia,click here to read more...


Urban Art Installation
Now here are some interesting Urban Art installation across the globe...

'Expansion'
Would we still be able to exist if we were authentically 'un-contained'?”,
 says Paige Bradley - Sculptor
CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE
The Cloud Gate aka The Bean by Indian Born Sculptor Anish Kapoor
at Chicago USA To know more about it click here 
IMG Curtsy http://www.chiboysblog.com/the-cloud-gate-a-k-a-the-bean

The B of Bang, Manchester UK 2005 
By Architect Thomas Heatherwick
From "Note on Good Design"
CLICK HERE TO KNOW MORE

Another installation in Vienna
Released two days back on 21st Nov,2012, the new media Urban Art video by Anish Kapoor "Gangnam for Freedom" for in support of Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei....



Finally I leave you with a Time lapse Video clip of its making and the 'Stack It Up' team...  weathering strong wind and rain to complete the installation at Marina Beach for your viewing pleasure...


The ArchitectureRED Team
CLICK HERE TO SEE ONE OF THEIR PROJECT



Here is an interesting article about the installation at Marina beach in Times Of India Today... "New attraction at Marina for next 3 days"  

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Shashi
नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

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10 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing these amazing works of art. I agree with you, I think if more of this was going on all over the world it would do more to expand minds, as well as bringing curiosity and beauty to an otherwise dull landscape.

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  2. Such work of art, even if they are temporary, contributes towards dynamics of public space. only such awareness can generate such trend/movement. Happy to see Chennai project my congratulations to ArchitectureRED team.

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