Thursday, February 02, 2006

The 2006 Snow Show takes place outside of Turin, February 6 - March 19.

The Snow Show explores the issues related to Art and Architectural investigation by creating works from the ephemeral materials of snow and ice. Conceived in 2000 by independent curator Lance Fung, The Snow Show has since constructed seventeen structures that furthered the discussion of interdisciplinary collaboration and set the tone for the current Snow Show. This year, the artists and architects have created interactive experiences inspired by the dramatic natural beauty of Sestriere and the athletic competitions of the Olympics.

This year's featured artists and architects include many personal favorites, such as Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Norman Foster, Lebbeus Woods, Kiki Smith and Yoko Ono. More at the NY Times, including an audio slideshow.

[NYTimes construction photos, top: Penal Colony by Yoko Ono and Arata Isozaki, and above: Looking Glass by Kiki Smith and Lebbeus Woods.]

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