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The Berlin Wall broke a city in two. 30 years after it fell, a floating sculpture celebrates unity

Germany is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a week-long festival. An impressive 450-feet-long sculpture now floats in midair in front of the Brandenburg Gate, where the Berlin Wall once divided the city. 

The Visions in Motion installation was put together by Poetic Kinetics to commemorate the demonstrators’ banners during the Peaceful Revolution.
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Banksy crashes Venice Biennale with an installation that criticizes the city’s cruise ship problem

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A new video appeared on Banksy’s Instagram account showing the famous street artist (or perhaps someone from his team) setting up an unlicensed stall in Venice. The installation is interpreted as a critique of the giant cruise ships that are allowed to sail the Venetian lagoon and it seems to have resonated with locals

The artist accompanied his post with the caption: “Setting out my stall at the Venice Biennale. Despite being the largest and most prestigious art event in the world, for some reason I’ve never been invited.” Read more…

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Well, that incredible optical illusion at the Louvre has been destroyed by the public

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It took four days, 400 volunteers, and around 2,000 pieces of paper to install, and within a day, the public had destroyed it all.

But hey, it was always going to happen, according to the artist.

Taking over the main courtyard of the Louvre Museum in Paris, the installation was the work of French street artist JR, as he is only known by.

Commissioned as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Louvre Pyramid, the work is a giant paper collage surrounding the structure. 

Although the museum itself dates back to the 12th century, the Louvre Pyramid, designed by Chinese-born U.S. architect I.M. Pei, was officially opened on Mar. 30, 1989. Read more…

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