Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone has installed a new series of seven totem-like sculptures in the desert of Nevada, just 30 minutes south of downtown Las Vegas.
The installation is made up of stacks of colourfully painted, limestone boulders.
The works will be on display for the next two years (beginning on May 11, 2016). "Seven Magic Mountains" is produced by the Art Production Fund, New York and the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno.
“Stacking stones is such a universal impulse, an activity that has gone on around the world as long as humans have been here," says Rondinone.
A giant, golden statue of Mao appeared online and quickly became surrounded in criticism for its opulence against the stark fields of Henan Province in China.
The demolition teams arrived Thursday said villagers, and by Friday it was gone.
The 120-foot-tall statue, was built at a cost of $465,000 according to local media and had been built over the course of months, nearing its completion when it began to attract the negative attention.
The biggest criticism was based on the fact that the extravagant statue was placed in a poor, rural part of the country. Others pointed out the irony of erecting the statue in a province which was worst hit by the famine caused by Mao's Great Leap Forward.
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An LED star appears to be bursting through a 4-story concrete building as part of the 2015 Urban Xchange public art festival. The Malaysian artist responsible for this star studded installation is Jun Hao Ong. Made up of steel cables, and a network of over 500 feet of LED lights, the star shoots out in 12 directions.
"The Star is a glitch in current political and cultural climate of the country, it is a manifestation of the sterile conditions of Butterworth, a once thriving industrial port and significant terminal between the mainland and island" says Ong.