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Minima | Maxima

By Mark Koenig

October 2017 - Minima | Maxima, the latest art installation from Marc Fornes/TheVeryMany, offers a moment of contemplation amid the busy grounds of World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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A “networked” surface rolls in, on and around itself—transforming into a space that challenges one’s notions of enclosure, entrance/exit and threshold— while also providing its own support.

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The surface is made of 5,312 strips of 6mm-thick powder-coated aluminum. At 43 feet, Minima | Maxima is the tallest sculpture yet built from material as thin as a coin.

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Photos: NAARO

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