Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions

Unexpected Art: Serendipitous Installations, Site-Specific Works, and Surprising Interventions


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Graffiti made from cake icing, man-made clouds floating indoors, a luminous moon resting on water. Collected here are dozens of jaw-dropping artworks—site-specific installations, extraordinary sculptures, and groundbreaking interventions in public spaces—that reveal the exciting things that happen when contemporary artists play with the idea of place. Unexpected Art showcases the wonderfully experimental work of more than 50 innovative artists from around the world in galleries of their most astonishing artworks. An unusual package with three different-colored page edges complements the art inside and makes this tour of the world's most mind-blowing artwork a beautiful and thoughtprovoking gift for anyone interested in the next cool thing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452135489
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 846,565
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Florentijn Hofman is a Netherlands-based artist internationally renowned for his giant sculptures based on everyday objects.

Christian L. Frock is an independent curator and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jenny Moussa Spring is a freelance image editor and writer living in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Preface 6

Introduction 8

Adel Abdessemed 12

Tanya Aguiñiga 14

Ball-Nogues Studio 16

Robert Barta 20

Amanda Browder 22

Nick Cave 24

Jenny Chapman and Mark Reigelman 28

Miguel Chevalier 30

Michel de Broin 32

Patrick Dougherty 34

Suzan Drummen 36

Alejandro Durán 38

Janet Echelman 42

Leandro Erlich 44

Christine Finley 46

FriendsWithYou 50

Joost Goudriaan 52

Ann Hamilton 54

Lynne Harlow 58


Florentijh Hofman 62


Gyun Hur 72

Institute for Figuring 74

Kaarina Kaikkonen 78

Erik Kessels 80

Tetsuo Kondo Architects 82

Tomoko Konoike 84

Cornelia Konrads 86

Joris Kulpers 88

Hitoshi Kuriyama 90

William Lamson 92

Christopher M. Lavery 94

Myoung Ho Lee 96


Rafeal Lozano-Hemmer 102

Toshihiko Horiuchi MacAdam 104

Russell Maltz 106

Marshmallow Laser Feast 108

Rowena Martinich 110

Mademoiselle Maurice 112

Shelley Miller 114

Mihoko Ogaki 118

Kimihiko Okada 122

Soo Sunny Park 124

Paola Pivi 126

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen 128

Marc Andre Robinson 130

Rub Kandy 132

Álvaro Sánchez-Monrañés 134

Mary Sibande 138

Berndnaut Smilde 140

Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger 144

Swoon 148

Leonid Tishkov 152

Michal Trpák 156

Serena Garcia Dalla Venzia 158

Phoebe Washburn 160

Artist Bios 164

Photo Credits 172

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