People walk over the installation “test pattern” (100m version) by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival in the Kraftzentrale in Duisburg, Germany, on Friday.
A painting of toucans features on the facade of the Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet co-op apartment buildings in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday as part of a 22,000 sq m mural. A group of artists working for French-based Citecreation painted the walls of the three buildings in imagery inspired by a nearby zoo and in co-operation with the buildings’ residents. Citecreation has applied to the Guiness Book of World Records that the mural, which will be officially inaugurated on August 22, be considered as the largest in the world on an inhabited building Read more
A visitor on Friday walks past cut-outs of Eames furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of US designers Charles and Ray Eames, features more than 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films. Read more
Staff member Sophie Lawrenson with part of the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery Palace at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition runs until November 10.
Young Syrian refugees touch colourful hand prints on a mural that they made on one of the public bathrooms at the Zaatari refugee camp near the Syrian border, in Mafraq, Jordan, on Tuesday. Most of the trailers and tents match the beige colour of the swirling sand surrounding the refugee camp, home to about 120,000 Syrians who fled the two-year civil war. A US-based artist is leading an effort to help children haunted by the conflict to paint buildings and walls at the crowded camp with murals expressing their lives and hopes. Read more
Professor Xie Yong works on an art installation of a beaver, which is made from plastic and about 300,000 needles, in Shenyang, China. The needles, according to Prof Xie, represent the pain felt by animals when their fur is taken to produce clothing.
South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Adams said he felt driven to create the portrait as a way of thanking the ailing former president for creating educational opportunities that enabled him to become an artist. He plans to auction the painting and donate the proceeds to children’s charities. Read more
Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a 5m-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s signature painting “Sunflowers”, at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong. A premium 3D reproduction of works of Van Gogh, the Relievo collection, approved by the curators of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is on display at a gallery inside Harbour City shopping mall attached to the terminal.
Workers attach photos by Kai Wiedenhoefer to the outside wall of the East Side Gallery in Berlin. Eight of his photographs of border and separation walls will be exhibited at the gallery until September 13.
Workers install photos titled ‘World Picture’ by German artist Marie Lienhard during a press preview at Ostrale 013, the international exhibition of contemporary arts in Dresden, eastern Germany on Thursday. The exhibition starts on Friday and lasts until September 15. Read more