Utopian Tours

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Conceptual drawings of what tourism in North Korea might look like in the future, created by North Korean architects. (Project commissioned by Nick Bonner in 2014.)


Helio Oiticica

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Helio Oiticica, ‘Bolide 3 Caixa 3 Africana’ (1963)


Marlow Moss

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Marlow Moss, wooden model for aluminum construction (1956)


Yona Friedman

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Designs for the Ville Spatiale by Yona Friedman


John Henry Newton

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John Henry Newton, ’1994/1994 (Powercut)’ (2014)


Bethan Huws

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Bethan Huws, ‘Onion on a swing’ (2008)


Mircea Cantor

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‘Wind Orchestra’ (2012) by Mircea Cantor. Watch video here.


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Ottoman miniature from the Surname-i Vehbi, showing the Column with the three serpent heads, in a celebration at the Hippodrome in 1582

Ottoman miniature from the Surname-i Vehbi (‘Book of Festival’, an album with illustrations depicting celebrations), showing the Column with the three serpent heads, in a celebration at the Hippodrome in 1582.


Maider López

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Maider López, ‘Football Field 1′, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates (2007)

As part of the Sharjah Biennial, artist Maider López painted the lines of a soccer field red in a public square of Sharjah, adding goals on either end. Because pre-existing features such as benches and streetlamps were not altered, the square became a strange new site for football matches where spectators relaxed on benches inside the pitch at all hours.


Bik Van der Pol

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Bik Van der Pol, ‘Up close’ (2014)

For the exhibition ‘The Part In The Story’ Bik Van der Pol decided to bring the sculpture ‘Two Rectangles Vertical Gyrating’ (1971) by George Rickey, and install it laying down on the floor of the exhibition space. This kinetic sculpture, normally installed on Rotterdam’s busy Binnenwegplein, has somewhat of a contested history. After recent renovations of the square causing an elevation of the ground, the blades of the sculpture rotate at a mere 2.11 meters above street level. The sculpture was hence considered a safety hazard because of the danger of it hitting the heads of passers-by. In prevention of any accidents, the sculpture was fenced off in 2012 and temporarily removed later that same year.

 

A video showing Rickey’s sculpture in action on its old location.