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illuminated benches by ivan navarro and courtney smith
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dec 10, 2012
illuminated benches by ivan navarro and courtney smith


‘street lamp’ by ivan navarro and courtney smith
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chilean artist ivan navarro – recognized for his innovative use of light – teamed with french sculptor courtney smith to re-envision the
humble park bench for art public during art basel miami 2012. the duo infiltrate the urban landscape through the means of two contrasting materials –
the density of cast iron and the fragility of neon tubes, to create an object that contradicts the function of both. this results in an artistic
composition that conflicts with the role of its traditional audience – the public, usurping the role of urban furniture.
art public is a specialized platform to present outdoor sculptures, interventions and performances within an open and public exhibition format.

 

 


the duo infiltrate the urban landscape through the means of two contrasting materials
image © designboom

 

 


the artwork is a composition that conflicts with the role of its traditional audience – the public, usurping the role of urban furniture
image © designboom

 

 


image © designboom

 

 


image © designboom

 

 

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