Art in Public Space by Inges Idee Artistic Collective

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HARE // Placed on the greenway is a ca. 3.6-meter sculpture of a huge, geometricized hare formed of polished stainless steel. The variously angled surfaces reflect splinters of all the surroundings of the sculpture, whereby the hare fuses with its site in a kind of “crystalline” camouflage effect.

Inges Idee consists of the artists Hans Hemmert, Axel Lieber, Thomas A. Schmidt and Georg Zey, who have worked jointly on projects in public space since the group was founded in Berlin in 1992. Along with works carried out in the group, all members are active in their own individual artistic practice.

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HARE

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HARE

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HARE // The sculpture oscillates between gleaming attraction, advanced camouflage, and a rational abstraction of the digital era. In a surprising and complex way, its hybrid appearance unites opposites like nature and technology, visual attraction and mimicry, historicity and the new purpose of the site.


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Zauberlehrling // An electric pylon steps out of line. The pylon’s ‘escape’ into freedom interrupts the flow of electricity.

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Zauberlehrling

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Zauberlehrling

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Drop // The 18-meter sculpture in the form of a giant drop alludes to the elements of rain and the ocean, which are omnipresent in Vancouver.

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Drop

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The Brickman 1 // The 8-meter high sculpture, placed in the heart of the old Toronto.

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The Brickman 1

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Place Jean Jaurès // A balcony is erected on the fi rewall of the building at 43 Boulevard Jean Jaurès in Paris on the fourth floor; it occupies the otherwise unadorned wall prominently as the sole detail. From the outside, the balcony is quite visible as a red, minimalist sculpture; residents can use it, with access from the stairway.

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From Above // A figure in the form of a big snowman leans over the balustrade and gazes down into the basin, where his hat is.

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From Above // If one enters the building on the ground floor, one first sees a pot floating in the water and only afterward discovers the head of the snowman in the opening in the ceiling.

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From Above

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From Above // The given architectonic situation and makes it an integral component of the installation. At the same time the water in the basin points out the transience of the snowman, who views himself like the figure of Narcissus.