Fragment by United Visual Artists
421 octahedron frames forming an inverted pyramid.
The internationally – and often controversial - acclaimed artist Christo has unveiled the “largest indoor sculpture ever made”. Prepared to debut in a public exhibition starting March 16, the inflated “Big Air Package” has been designed to occupy a 117-meter-tall former gas tank known as Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. The 90-meter-high, 50-meter-wide sculpture is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope, with a total weight of 5.3 tons and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters.
Michele de Lucchi takes the architectural support of a pillar to create a site specific work at fondazione VOLUME! in Rome. Invited to interpret the old glassworks volume, the italian designer has carved out niches and recessed corners into the walls of the gallery to establish miniature platforms, occupying these cavities with columns, which are similar to that of artist giorgio morandi’s bottles-which appear different every time you look at them.
Laura Elena Barba
A play on perspective