#TBT. Throwbacks always bring back some of the best memories or some of the funniest. We laugh, we cry, and we smile back on 2015 which was filled with memorable moments.
For us, we look back in awe at the artwork made in last year. Those massive paintings, colossal sculptures, and infinite amount installations that give you chills just thinking about it. We’re throwing it back to the lucky 7, here are our favorite installations of 2015.
1. Mirrored Room by Lucas Samaras
Remember when Lucas Samaras threw us into an alternate universe? The New York-based artist created his radiant gem of an installation, Mirrored Room and transformed Pace gallery. Samaras made us forget about time and space and brought us a step closer to infinity.
2.The Star by Jun Ong
Let’s not forget when the North Star came down to Malaysia for a few months in 2015. Jun Ong, architect, and artist, placed his abstract five-story star within an unfinished building site. The artist was influenced by the concept if a ‘glitch’ and his colossal steel sculpture was the centerpiece of his project.
3. Inside by Numen/For Use
Remember that time a literal jungle gym was built out of transparent film and sticky tape that wrapped itself around the columns of the gallery Palais de Tokyo? Our minds were blown. The group exhibition in Paris featured this woven sculpture to explore the idea of interior space physically and psychologically.
At the heart of the C-mine art center was the biggest maze we’ve seen yet. 5 meters tall and 1 kilometer wide, Labyrinth, a massive steel sculpture, towered over a former coal mine in Genk, Belgium, inviting the world to walk through the installation. A group of architects and artists, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, collaborated in this piece bringing visitors into the depths of this transforming the structure. Truly reclaiming the art of the maze.
5. The Beach by Snarkitecture
A wonderland did exist at some point in 2015, not down a rabbit whole but in the National Building museum in Washington D.C. A 10,000 square football pit filled with a million plastic balls…sounds like the event of a lifetime. Snarkitecture gave residents in D.C. a break from the summer heat and a chance to visit an alternative beach with a 50-foot wide shoreline and translucent balls to jump in. Adults and kids alike got to lay out on The Beach and enjoy the shade.
6. The Infinite Bridge by Aarhus
The Infinite Bridge was showcased at the Sculpture by the Sea festival in Aarhus, Denmark. Gjøde & Povlsgaard architecture created this expansive ring that sat right off the coast Denmark. 60 meters in diameter, the installation was open to the public, letting visitors walk over the sea and feel the ocean breeze.
7. El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas by the Germen Crew
Pachuca, Mexico is our lucky number 7. A local group of street artists, the Germen Crew, shined a light on this town and hand painted over 200 homes. The mural brighten up the city and inspired young residents to use art as a means of self-expression. This installation transformed the Mexican town to unify the community and we have to say, this was the perfect canvas.