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Art on the wall is one thing, but installations engage us with texture, light, color and sound, surrounding us and begging for interaction. They challenge conventions of the art world as well as the context of art itself, as these uncanny and unique projects illustrate in vivid three-dimensional form.

Portable & Potable: Water-Purifying Sculpture Cleans East River

Combining practical water purification and the fun of watching hidden processes come to life, this gigantic structure installed at MOMA PS1 in New York City ...

Mind Mining: Subterranean Library Descends Into Darkness

A fragile layer of glass is all that prevents you from falling, Alice-in-Wonderland-style, into a tunnel of books that seems to descend deep below the surface ...

Fairytale Photography: 50 Images With a Moody Narrative Style

Each of these moody, dreamlike images feels like a moment from some larger story that remains a mystery to the viewer, forcing us to become active participants ...

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Weird Wooden Room: See the Sea From A New Perspective

Two perfect rectangles of sea and sky are framed like paintings within a surreal wooden observation structure, inviting visitors to experience coastal Denmark ...

Urban Playscapes: 14 Interactive Installations in NYC

New York City is essentially one massively oversized playground, with interactive art installations ranging from vibrating inflatable globes stuffed under the ...

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Tesla Thunderstorms: Miniature Bolts of Man-Made Lightning

Tiny bolts of lightning are captured on camera as they shoot off an antique electrotherapy medical device, turning the discharge of electricity into a form of ...

The Hand of Man: Bonsai Hangs Inside Abandoned Power Plant

Inside the cooling tower of an abandoned power plant, a tiny bonsai tree hangs from a geometric metal frame, its roots exposed. The only other sign of life ...

2 Tons of LEGO: 10 Architects Construct Interactive Micro-City

Using a staggering volume of LEGO bricks, a series of ten famous architecture firms has constructed a series of miniature built environments, deploying them on ...

Brutalist Playgrounds: Sharp Surfaces + Unforgiving Drops

The phrase ‘brutalist playground’ kind of sounds like a joke, emphasizing the great potential for injury that would seem inherent to a sharp, harsh play ...

Art Lies: Air Collages Superimpose Paintings Onto Reality

The art of superimposition alters the way we see real-life environments, substituting cut-outs or figurines for 3D elements in the scene and capturing the ...

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