Burning Man

Timber Pavilions and Other-worldly Installations Animate the Plains at Burning Man 2019

Burning Man revellers, including architect Bjarke Ingels, have captured the installations, pavilions and stages at this year's event, including elevated stepping stones and a huge arm made of scrap metal.

Burning Man

Photo of the Burning Man efigy on top of a pyramid in the Desert

Playing with Fire

Burning Man is an anarchistic art festival, pop-up city, and laboratory for social experimentation.

Tumultuous, thundering cheers echo into the evening air as fireworks begin to pierce the inky sky above the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A 40-foot-tall wooden effigy rises into the air atop a 50-foot pedestal, waiting silently, patiently for his moment. His countdown clock reads 00:00:00.

There is a sudden flash of light, a tremendous WHOMP, and Burning Man ignites.

Participatory Public Art

Putting the “Public” in Public Art

From the SEGD archives, a new era of public art is collaborative, viral, and above all participatory.

Traditional public art is an interesting contradiction in terms—one that often has very little to do with the public, says Andrew Shoben, founder of Greyworld, a London-based artists’ group that creates installations in public spaces.

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