Cops raze art installation they thought was illicit cannabis farm

The grounds of the architectural biennial in Lyon France included Aire D’attente, an artistic revitalization of an abandoned lot that grew flax, barley, and hemp for making hempcrete. Cops destroyed it after deciding the art was a pot farm. Read the rest

Mesmerizing sculpture emits smoke-filled bubbles

Smoke-filled bubbles fall like fruits from an otherworldly tree in this beautiful installation titled New Spring. Read the rest

Art installation includes drones that stalk and record all visitors

Hansel & Gretel opened this month in New York. The collaboration between artist Ai Weiwei and architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron is a noisy dystopian nightmare projected back to visitors and broadcast live to the internet. Read the rest

Gigantic knitted sea urchins

Choi + Shine Architects created these beautiful knitted sea urchin sculptures for an outdoor installation in Singapore. Read the rest

Beautiful light installation in Dubai

Float4 shot this cool footage of their light installation at Meraas City Walk in Dubai, which "merges LED, video mapping, water-screen projection, digital canopy and sound experience." Read the rest

This robotic arm's cleanup task is bloody endless

The Guggenheim has Sun Yuan & Peng Yu’s installation "Can’t Help Myself" on display through March. The robot arm monitors and attempts to contain a viscous blood-red liquid as it spreads out from the base of the arm, spattering more liquid around its enclosure. Read the rest

'Sound Journeys' merge natural sounds and human-made environments

Art collective The Principals put together Sound Journeys, an immersive multimedia project focusing on how sounds shape human response to environment.

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Geodesic art installation explores themes of particle physics

Istanbul-based Ouchhh created AVA, a geodesic surface installation that serves as a convex screen for physics-inspired moving images. The stark black-and-white pulsing forms look especially impressive with one lone spectator in silhouette against AVA. Read the rest

Knomad Colab's pop-up public light art installations

Knomad Colab is a husband/wife team of light artists who travel the US creating public outdoor art installations, often accompanied by music. Here's a video where they discuss their work: Read the rest

Massive sculpture covers saplings with plastic bags

This year's non-traditional gallery exhibits at Art Basel Unlimited include Pascale Marthine Tayou's Plastic Tree C. Read the rest