All posts tagged: Contemporary art

Refuge Wear Habitent 1992

Lucy Orta : Refuge Wear

Refuge Wear Intervention. London East End 1998 Refuge Wear Installation 1995   Whoever thinks that fashion is frivolous, and environmental design has to be boring should see the work of  Lucy Orta (1966), a British fashion designer turned contemporary artist. Her works are something in between body and architecture, fashion and art, that perfectly draw upon urgent social and environmental concerns.  

‘It’s Temporary’ : The Land Art of Christo and Jeanne Claude

Surrounded Islands (Project for Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida) Looking at these photos, how do you feel ? Are you smiling ? Feeling engaged more with mother nature, or just thinking ‘What’s the point of it?’ Well, these environmental artworks are realised before there is even a word environmentalism. Christo and Jeanne-Claude , collectively known as Christo, are mostly labelled as  ‘wrapping artist’ from the media as they basically wrap the environment. However, if we dig deeper than that, their artworks often imply their love for earth, presenting nature and landscapes in an exciting, eye-catching  new way of seeing.