Yayoi Kusama’s Les Tulipes de Shangri-La installation in Lille, France

 

Greetings from Lille! 

Right now I’m here for this year’s Lille Braderie, the biggest city flea market in Europe! 

When arriving at the station, I noticed a colorful installation. I’ve heard about it before, just didn’t realise it was so big 🙂

this installation is called Les Tulipes de Shangri-La, by Yayoi Kusama. You must know her, especially her famous infinite mirror exhibitions. 

The installation is Yayoi Kusama’s only  permanent work on the continent. Tulips are typical flower in Western Europe and Shangri-la on its name refers to an autonomous Tibetan region in Yunnan, China.

The colorful sculpture is featured with Kusama’s most famous dots. Here are some detailed pictures:

Have a good weekend ahead, Steemit friends! 😊

 

 

 Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley in Berlin

While visiting the east side of Berlin, I discovered Haus Schwarzenberg street art alley accidentally. It’s a narrow passage in the middle of a shopping street, full of very intricate and cool murals and tags. 

Haus Schwarzenberg started as a non-profit arts organisation that occupies the building deep within the Hackescher Markt and the alley next to it. The alley truly has a vibrant atmosphere, combined with creativity in this courtyard, you can spot some works made by famous street artists such as El Bocho, Stinkfish, Otto Schade, etc. There are two cafe’s and an ice-pop shop in the valley, you can relax with beautiful graffiti. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you are interested in street art in Berlin, feel free to check out my video:
 

 
 
今天我想介绍一下柏林的Haus Schwarzenberg涂鸦墙艺术街。这条街比较隐蔽,藏在一条商业街的一个小弄堂。进去以后才发现别有洞天,墙面布满了有意思的涂鸦。不宽也不长的街看得我目不暇接。
 
涂鸦作品也不乏著名的街头艺术创作者,比如El Bocho, Stinkfish, Otto Schade等。如果你喜欢街头艺术,不要忘记在逛柏林东部的时候来这里逛逛。Haus Schwarzenberg有两家露天咖啡店,一家画廊,和一个卖冰棍的店,可以在这里拍拍玩玩。
 
昨天上传的Vlog里面也提到这里,欢迎大家去看看哦!
 
 

STALACTITE – an astounding audio-visual show (Photos + Video)

STALACTITE is a monumental light installation as part of the 2018 edition of the BRIGHT BRUSSELS FESTIVAL. The installation is represented by the TETRO+A and created by German artist Christopher Bauder, tailed to the electronic music of Boris Divider. The installation is also the only indoor one at the light festival, it is situated in Brussels’ spacious Citroën garage, a future “Pompidou” of Brussels, that is becoming a major contemporary art venue in town.

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Craftsmanship revival in China: an indigo blue printed Calico fabric

In China’s Jiang Nan area (south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, now mainly in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province), there is a special traditional indigo-coloured patterned textile called the Blue Calico. Jiang Nan area used to be the most important region for its fabric product, back in time, this indigo tone printed fabric was widely used in home decorations, clothes, etc.

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