Ocean plastic installations have been profusely accepted in galleries and eligible sculpture sites globally. One noteworthy piece is STUDIOKCA's five-ton whale in Bruges, Belgium. Another one is Tadashi Kawamata's sizable plastic installations, commissioned by the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.
The name of the Parisian artist's work is 'Over Flow' and the reasons behind it are fairly obvious. The piece advocates for sustainability through its composition. It is made with waste collected by Brigada do Mar — a volunteer clean-up crew.
The ocean plastic installation has been skillfully arranged by Tadashi Kawamata to instill a sense of what the "aftermath of an environmental disaster" might look like. The sizable appearance of the work is enough to raise awareness of the immense magnitude of water pollution.
Tadashi Kawamata Creates a Large-Scale Work for a Gallery
1. Ocean Plastic Installations - Opportunity for artists and designers to create large-scale works that raise awareness of environmental issues.
2. Sustainability Advocacy - Opportunity for businesses to align with sustainability by supporting and promoting ocean plastic installations.
3. Art as Activism - Opportunity for art galleries and museums to showcase works that address pressing social and environmental concerns.
1. Art Galleries - Opportunity for art galleries to exhibit ocean plastic installations that engage and educate viewers.
2. Volunteer Clean-up Organizations - Opportunity for clean-up organizations to collaborate with artists and provide waste materials for ocean plastic installations.
3. Environmental Activism - Opportunity for environmental groups to use ocean plastic installations as powerful visual symbols to advocate for change.