It is Wednesday and time for some art and culture updates from around the world – Each Wednesday we will provide you with all of the week’s art highlights regarding amazing art installations and much more that will make your jaws drop. Let’s discover the artsy side of the world together!
Think Big, think ‘Bignik’- Patrik & Frank Riklin – Switzerland
As seen on the art blog Junk Culture, Swiss artists and twin brothers, Frank and Patrik Riklin created their latest project recently which is called: “BIGNIK”. It requires the participation of the viewers and is in facts only possible too see as a whole from a birds-eye perspective!
The outdoor installation fills a large public space in Stein, Switzerland with a enormous picnic blanket in red and white (the colors of the Swiss flag), inviting visitors to become part by bringing their sandwiches, sunscreen and a sense of adventure. The construction of the oversized blanket was accomplished by sewing together thousands of towels, curtains, sheets and tablecloths, which were all donated by locals.
“Art has to have a clear function”, Patrick says, and his brother Frank shares that conviction: “It should be experienced amidst life and not be confined to art galleries and museums!” We think this is an amazing idea and that it is true–art shouldn’t only be defined to be displayed in galleries…if you are traveling to Zurich soon, here is an insider guide to the 10 best contemporary art galleries.
If you wish to travel to the mountains in Switzerland, conquer the “Queen of the Mountains.” Scale the Rigi by cable-car and enjoy a historic journey to Vitznau by funicular railway. Visit Weggis, the Vierwaldstättersee and Lucerne. Marvel at the unique landscape of the central Swiss Alps.
Aquatic Wildlife painted in 3D Layers - Keng Lye – Singapore
As seen by thisismarvelous.com, we are truly impressed by Keng Lye’s incredible 3D-layer art works of the nautical wild life. Using acrylic layers of resin, he creates the images of lifelike fish and other animals which look 100% real–a brilliant work of trickery! Here you can see how he does it!
See much more of this series titled Alive Without Breath on deviantART.
Want to discover Singapore and its artistic side? Find the 10 best galleries here! If you want to explore the culture of Singapore, discover traditional Chinese customs on this 3-hour tour of Singapore’s Chinatown. Get your fortune told by a Chinese fortune teller, understand the philosophy of yin and yang in Chinese medicine, and discover the traditions at weddings and funerals.