Upon hearing word of the November 13 attacks on #Paris, which killed 127 and wounded about 200 more, people and countries around the world began showing solidarity to Paris using everything from peace signs to popular hashtags.
In honor of the French flag, many famous landmarks around the world were lit up in blue, white, and red. From the US all the way to Sydney, Australia, the colorful photos make a strong statement of support.
In onore delle vittime degli attentati terroristici del 13 novembre 2015 a #Parigi, numerosi monumenti ed edifici simbolo di tutto il mondo si illuminano con i colori della bandiera francese.
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Olafur Eliasson was born in 1967 in Copenhagen, Denmark of Icelandic parentage. He attended the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. He has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide and his work is represented in public and private collections including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Deste Foundation, Athens and Tate. His installations regularly feature elements appropriated from nature. By introducing ‘natural’ phenomena, such as water, mist or light, into an un specifically cultivated setting, be it a city street or an art gallery, the artist encourages the viewer to reflect upon their understanding and perception of the physical world that surrounds them. In The Weather Project representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape.
Berndnaut Smilde (b.1978, Groningen, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. He produces striking images of ‘real’ clouds suspended within empty rooms. Using a fog machine, he carefully adjusts the temperature and humidity to produce clouds just long enough to be photographed.
It usually takes the artist a few days to set up, or “acclimatise” a space, before a photo shoot. There’s a breathtaking second when a cloud hangs together daintily, resembling a floating mixture of white vapor and mist that you might pass near a damp mountaintop, before it begins to break up and look like a stage set again. Though Smilde’s creations are all types of cumulus clouds, the denser ones tend to hang around the longest.
Last year Smilde banned audiences from watching him create his cloud works after receiving an angry letter from a member of the public in Kentucky. “I think she was expecting a spiritual experience,” he says. “A lot of people think a high-tech process is involved. But I work with anything just to create this idea.” His toolbox has been assembled to manipulate levels of smoke, water, wind, convection currents and light.
Smilde is interested in the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction. His works question: inside and outside, temporality, size, the function of materials and architectural elements.