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This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

By Jamie Condliffe on at

The Amer­ican artist Peter Halley has taken over 5,000 square feet of the Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition hall in Frank­furt, turning its huge rotunda into a futuristic exploration of architecture and space that’s inspired in part by the LHC.

Best known for his Day-Glo paintings from the 1980s, Halley use similar vivid glowing colors in this instal­la­tion too. While developing it, he apparently thought about other structures that shared the geometry the Schirn’s rotunda, settling on the Large Hadron Collider. He apparently “imag­ined the Rotunda itself as a high-energy collider full of explo­sive energy bathed in light,” according to the Schirn.

Called The Schirn Ring, the installation is open to the public from May 12th to August 21st.

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

This Huge Art Installation Is Inspired By the LHC

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