5 Incredible Art Installations to Visit on Your Travels

    All over the world, artists are creating captivating installations that invite viewers to immerse themselves in culture and inspiration.

    From vast outdoor sculptures to interactive indoor exhibits, there is a huge variety of installations that art lovers can visit on their travels.

    So, if you’re planning your next adventure, here are just some of the world’s most incredible works of art for you to visit.

    1. Spiral Jetty

    Located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Spiral Jetty is a mesmerising sculpture of earth that was created by artist Robert Smithson in 1970.

    Constructed using over 6,000 tonnes of basalt rocks, the form of the spiral-shaped jetty constantly shifts with the changing tides.

    Visitors can walk along the sculpture to contemplate the way that art can interact with the surrounding landscape, and this makes it a must visit destination for those who love both art and nature.

    2. The Bean

    Another US art installation, this time in Chicago, The Bean is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

    Designed by renowned artist Anish Kapoor, this stainless steel sculpture reflects and distorts the surrounding skyline, inviting visitors to interact with its reflective surface.

    So, whether you’re looking to take incredible photos for your Instagram profile or marvel at the mirrored cityscape, The Bean offers its visitors an immersive experience that celebrates the urban landscape of Chicago.

    3. Bleigiessen

    Commissioned for the Wellcome Trust, Bleigiessen by Thomas Heatherwick is an awe-inspiring sculpture that beckons visitors with its captivating allure. Located close to Euston Station, the sculpture is perfectly situated for tourists looking to experience stunning works of art.

    Bleigiessen is made up of 142,000 delicate glass spheres that are arranged and suspended within the Trust’s atrium. With 20,000 steel provided by the experts at Ormiston Wire, this incredible combination of craftsmanship and engineering, creates a mesmerising work of light and form.

    4. Another Place

    Moving across the UK to the north west coastal town of Crosby, Another Place by artist Anthony Gormley is a breathtaking installation that consists of 100 life-size cast iron figures spread across the coastline.

    These enigmatic figures stand against the backdrop of the sea, their forms gradually submerging and appearing with the ebb and flow of the changing tide.

    Regardless of the weather, this installation is with a visit, offering viewers a chance to meditate on the passage of time.

    5. Gardens by the Bay

    Part art installation, part public gardens, part greenhouses, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore offers visitors the chance to connect with nature while immersing themselves in the incredible feet of artistic engineering.

    The highlight of the gardens is Supertree Grove, 18 incredible sculptures that work as vertical gardens themselves and are lit by solar power to ensure that they are completely sustainable.

    The gardens also feature various green houses that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the combination of art and nature. And, every night the gardens come alive with a light and music show that draws tourists and locals alike and can be viewed for miles around.

    Have you visited any incredible art installations on your travels? Share your favourite exhibits, sculptures, and works of art in the comments below!

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