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The 'TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation' Installation is Grand

 - May 11, 2012
References: ahmetogut & designboom
The art festival, 'TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation,' in Ghent, Belgium, offers many curious, thought-provoking and just plain fun exhibits. For example, the floating mountain and castle by Kurdish/Turkish artist Ahmet Ogüt, titled, 'Castle of Vooruit.'

Of course, the installation is not an actual castle atop a real boulder. It is a lighter-than-air balloon made to look as such. Nonetheless, the illusion is convincing and striking. It is deeply reminiscent of Rene Magritte's 'La Chateau des Pyrenees.' Sometimes surrealism is often frowned upon as hackneyed or gimmicky, however, those who employ such criticisms would do well to check out Ogüt's installation. Surreal art, especially on this scale, is fantastic, imaginative and uninhibited.

For those looking to explore such qualities, the TRACK festival runs from May 12th, 2012 to September 16th, 2012.

Photo Credits: designboom, ahmetogut