10 Fascinating Art Installations

1Banksy’s Telephone Booth

To parody the decline of the famous London Telephone Booths, infamous British guerilla artist Banksy puts an axe through this one.

Banksy’s Telephone Booth

2Reymond’s Real Life Transformer

Guillaume Reymond's Real Life Transformer
One of the most famous works of french artist Guillaume Reymond, this series of performances, “TRANSFORMERS”, brings together different types of vehicles, gathering them according to a precise choreography, and creating what looks from the sky like gigantic robots.

3Dougherty’s Branchworks

Dougherty's Branchworks
Artist Patrick Dougherty makes fantastic sculptures and huts from saplings, branches, and twigs.This one above is called the Na Hale ‘o waiai, Hawaiian for “Wild dwellings built from strawberry guava.”

4Havel’s Tunnel House

Houston artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck turned them into an art installation known as ‘Inversion.’ Using boards from the outside of the houses they created a large funnel-like vortex running between the two that ends in a small hole in an adjacent courtyard. It’s a cool effect particularly for those who always wanted to experience a black hole without the whole ‘being crushed to a quantum singularity’ end result.

5Azevedo’s Ice Sculptures of Melting Men

Azevedo's Ice Sculptures of Melting Men
Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo created hundreds of sitting figures out of ice. The installation lasted till the last one melted in the heat of the day.

6Mortimer’s Public Prayer Booth

Dylan Mortimer's Public Prayer Booth
Combining a telephone booth and a prayer station, Kansas City-based artist Dylan Mortimercreated this installation called “Public Prayer Booth”. If you ever came across one, you can pull down the kneeler and pray on the spot.

7Broecker’s Drink Away the Art

Broecker's Drink Away the Art
Drinking in the name of art… what can be better?On this “interactive art” installation by Hannes Broecker, museum goers are invited to pick up a glass and take a drink of a variety of cocktails in the container.

8Salcedo’s Chair Building

This amazing art installation was made by Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo for the International Istanbul Biennale in 2003. She used over 1,550 chairs stacked on an empty lot between two buildings.

9Verdonck’s Giant Nest

Belgian artist Benjamin Verdonck created a nest on the Rotterdam Weena Tower and stayed there for a while, on an installation called “the Great Swallow”.

10Lerner’s Traffic Flow Panels

This interactive art installation in Munich was created by artist Markus Lerner for Osram, Germany. The interactive panels react to the flow of the passing traffic. It is interesting to see how the artist has used the passing traffic as an influencing input of the artwork, but the feedback appears to be very subtle. See video of installation in action below.