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Surreal Book and Lamp Installations by Rune Guneriussen Illuminate Norway’s Forests

Norwegian artist Rune Guneriussen moves elements of domestic life into the outdoors, producing large installations built from books, lamps, and other displaced objects. His works are placed in remote areas of Norway’s forest, and either balance precariously in a selected location or illuminate a particular patch of the surrounding wooded environment. “It is not as much photography as it is about sculpture and installation,” says Guneriussen in an artist statement. “…This process involves the object, story, space and most important the time it is made within. It is an approach to the balance between nature and human culture, and all the sublevels of our own existence.”

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Richard Woods installs cartoon bungalows around Folkestone as a comment on the housing crisis

Artist Richard Woods has built six tiny holiday houses in a British seaside town, to encourage people to think more carefully about the social implications of multiple-home ownership. The installation, which forms part of the Folkestone Triennial, consists of a series of colourful bungalows installed in unusual locations, including on the beach and on a floating platform in the harbour.

One morning, when JR awoke, an image lingered from his dreams: The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and above it a young kid peering curiously over.

A child just 1 year old, who has “no idea that’s a wall that divides people — he has no idea of the political context,” JR imagined. “What is he thinking?”

He had no answers to his question, but the question stayed with him — and eventually, the French street artist decided to give it form. This week, within days of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protecting 800,000 immigrants, JR erected a massive artwork towering dozens of feet above the existing wall.

As Boy Peers Curiously Over Border Wall, His Artist Asks: ‘What Is He Thinking?’

Photo: Courtesy of JR