Size intrigues when it appears atypical. The greater the distinction, the stronger the magnetism, forcing us to hold our eyes on to that something to assimilate the particulars, make sense of it and have it lodged in our minds.
Profiling 40 artists known for their monumental sculptures and installations put up around the world, OVERS!ZE investigates how size functions as a delightful tool to make a statement, break the routine or shrink us — taking us back to a time where everything else was much larger than us. In the INTERVIEW section, we speak to some of the world’s most active big thinkers, such as Kurt Perschke (US), Inges Idee (DE), Max Streicher (CA) and Florentijn Hofman (NE) to find out how they perceive space, public space and the merits of scaling up art.
CONTRIBUTORS: Adel Abdessemed; Aram Bartholl ATTACK Intervenções Urbanas; Austin Nelsen; Ben Long; Choi Jeong Hwa; Chris Whiteburch; Christopher Weed; Clémence Eliard; Dan Bergeron; David Weeks Studio; Elise Morin; Evanta Motor Co.; Filthy Luker; Gerry Judah; Gordon Young; Inges Idee; Jean Jullien; Karina Smigla-Bobinski; Kurt Perschke; La Bolleur; Liesbet Bussche; Max Streicher; Mehmet Ali Uysal; Michael Johansson; Michel De Broin; MONSTRUM; Mother London; Nearly Normal Studio; nendo; OLIVER VOSS Werbeagentur; Pi Artworks; Radford Wallis; Sagmeister & Walsh; Seward Johnson; Stuart Murdoch; Studio Florentijn Hofman; Studio Job; THE PROPOSAL; Torafu Architects; Urs Fischer; Why Not Associates; Zarko Baseski; Zhang Huan Studio.