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Installation: Leandro Erlich – “Sous le Ciel” @ Le Bon Marché

Recently in France, Leandro Erlich reimagined Le Bon Marché’s signature escalators, utilizing his penchant for illusory installations. Following in the footsteps of Ai Weiwei, Edoardo Tresoldi, and Chiharu Shiota, who have all transformed the interiors of the famed Parisian department store, the Argentinian artist added a twist to the escalator’s exterior as well as set up lights inside that changed depending on the hour and season. Rounding out the site-specific work entitled Sous le Ciel (after an Edith Piaf song) are mirrors that create an infinite optical illusion as […]

Leandro Erlich – “Shikumen House” (Shanghai)

Argentinian artist and visual art illusionist Leandro Erlich recently re-created the installation piece that was on display in London (covered) and transported the concept to Shanghai. As part of his first showing in China, the site-specific piece delighted passer-bys at the Jing An Kerry Center in the port city. Utilizing a large angled mirror and a facade that brings Chinese and Western architectural cues together, known as a Shikumen House, the structure allowed people to live out their fantasies of dangling from a building without the danger. Photo […]

Leandro Erlich – “Dalston House” (London)

Argentinean artist Leandro Erlich has unleashed another interactive installation in a vacant lot on Ashwin Street in East London as part of Beyond Barbican. Known for his art pieces that often stretches the viewer’s mind with unexpected optical illusions, this particular one entitled Dalston House utilizes a modality he has tried before. Placing the facade of Victorian house on the ground and then attaching a massive mirror at a 45 degree angle to it, people can position themselves to look like they are scaling the building or dangling […]