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CDOT: Christo's Over the River will get serious traffic review. Posted: 06/21/2012 12:57:05 PM MDT This artist's drawing provided by Christo shows an image of a proposed art project by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude that would suspend 5.9 miles of silvery, translucent fabric above parts of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado.

CDOT: Christo's Over the River will get serious traffic review

(Provided by Christo | via AP) Christo's Over The River project, which calls for draping huge fabric panels from cables over parts of the Arkansas River, will be carefully scrutinized for its potential impact on traffic on U.S. 50 — just like any other huge project, Colorado Department of Transportation officials said today. The $50 million art installation is being attacked by a group from Cañon City as being dangerous, especially to anyone living near the headwaters of the Arkansas River and in Bighorn Sheep Canyon.

Christo's big air package opens in germany. Mar 19, 2013 christo's big air package opens in germany ‘big air package’ by christo and jeanne-claude, germanyimage © wolfgang volzall images courtesy of christo and jeanne claude big air packagegasometer oberhausen, germanyon view now through 30 december 2013.

christo's big air package opens in germany

ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974. Developed by MOCA for Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, this interactive feature maps key artworks included in the exhibition, pinpointing their original locations to demonstrate the global nature of Land art and its relationship to real places and times.

ENDS OF THE EARTH: LAND ART TO 1974

Click on an artist’s name to begin. Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 is the first large-scale, historical-thematic exhibition to deal broadly with Land art, capturing the simultaneous impulse emergent in the 1960s to use the earth as an artistic medium and to locate works in remote sites far from familiar art contexts. Organized by MOCA Senior Curator Philipp Kaiser and co-curator Miwon Kwon, Professor of Art History at UCLA, the exhibition highlights the early years of untested artistic experimentations and concludes in the mid-1970s before Land art becomes a fully institutionalized category. Impermanent Sand Paintings by Andres Amador. San Francisco-area landscape artist Andreas Amador etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential.

Impermanent Sand Paintings by Andres Amador

Using only a rake and often several helpers the geometric and organic shapes are slowly carved into the sand, often interacting with the physical topography like the stones in a zen garden. The works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a few photographs before being completely engulfed by the encroaching tide. Amador has also collaborated on a number of killer marriage proposals, the question popped as part of his elaborate drawings viewable from an elevated distance.

You can see much more on his website, and he also sells prints. If you liked this, also see the works of Sonja Hinrichsen and Jim Denevan. Robert Smithson. Desert Breath. Desert Breath | Land Art project | by D.A.ST.

Desert Breath

Arteam | 1997 Desert Breath is a Land Art project created by D.A.ST. Arteam. The team was founded in 1995 by: Danae Stratou (installation artist), Alexandra Stratou (industrial designer & architect), Stella Konstantinidis (architect), for the purpose of creating this project. WeTheUrban. ART: Desert Breath by Danae Stratou Created by Greek artist Danae Stratou and the DAST art team in the mid-90s, this breathtaking land art installation is called “Desert Breath.”

WeTheUrban

It covers 100,000 square meters in the Egyptian desert near the Red Sea, and took several years to create. At its center was a fairly deep pool of water, and the whole project was designed to slowly erode over time. You can learn more about the project in the video above or read about it here. Images via D.A.ST. 無題ドキュメント motoi yamamoto. RedBall Project. The RedBall Project : Artist Statement Through the RedBall Project I utilize my opportunity as an artist to be a catalyst for new encounters within the everyday.

RedBall Project

Through the magnetic, playful, and charismatic nature of the RedBall the work is able to access the imagination embedded in all of us. On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to imagine what if? As RedBall travels around the world people approach me on the street with excited suggestions about where to put it in their city.

. - Kurt Perschke This is from an interview I did for a show at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art. UICA interview with Kurt Perschke from Kurt Perschke on Vimeo. Kurt Perschke’s RedBall UK from Danny Cooke on Vimeo. RedBall Project@Bopiliao Historic Block.