Here are some of the most impressive urban art installations
Michael Hill’s ‘Forgotten Songs’ urban installation in Sydney, Australia
The 180 empty birdcages play the songs of fifty birds that once lived in central Sydney. So magical!
Tetris blocks urban art installation in Sydney, Australia
Kurt Perschke’s Red Ball Project in Britain
Kurt Perschke says: “As RedBall travels around the world, people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city. In that moment the person is not a spectator but a participant in the act of imagination. That invitation to engage, to collectively imagine, is the true essence of the RedBall Project.”
Lamp urban art installation, Rue du Mail, Paris
Le Marais Quarter, Paris
‘Istanbul Blues Project’ art installation in Paris
Doris Salcedo created an installation titled “1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” at Istanbul Biennial. In 2002, Salcedo placed 280 chairs at the Palace of Justice in Bogot “to pay homage to those killed here in a failed guerrilla coup seventeen years earlier.” In 2003, she filled the Istanbul Biennial space between two buildings with 1,550 chairs “evoking the masses of faceless migrants who underpin our globalized economy.”
Dream Tower installation, Daegu, South Korea
This piece by Choi Jeong Hwa is called ‘Dream Tower’. It was installed in Daegu, South Korea in 2009. Choi Jeong Hwa’s artwork explores mass-produced plastic goods – “kitsch” materials that represent consumerism and throwaway attitudes to such objects. The artist uses bright colors and exaggerated scale, installing the works in public places to imbue them with a sense of the extraordinary.