Coachella 2017 is here. The Indio music festival kicks off a season of live music weekends around the country. For the first year, Coachella has unveiled the first #EmptyCoachella portrait of one of the music festival’s colorful, giant art installations on its own Instagram before the festival gates even opened.
For each edition, the festival commissions an international cast of creatives to conceive original, site-specific works for its vast campgrounds. This year’s art installations, designed by artists Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza, have a pastel, child-like design. Among the installations this year is a six storey fleet of oversized animals, and an ‘immersive ecosystem’ of imaginary plants.
UK-based artists Joanne Tatham and Tom o’Sullivan have built one of Coachella’s largest art installations to date. It is about monumental mammals, strangely shaped animal figures and enormous characters.
Brooklyn-based artist Olalekan Jeyifous created a ‘community on columns’ that rises high into the sky. The installation is explained by the artist ‘like a coming together of people around the music and the arts’.
Studio Chiaozza has realized a nearly acre-spanning landscape of imaginary plants in a palette of pastel and fluorescent tones.
Brazilian artist Gustavo Prado references themes of migration with his reflective installation ‘lamp beside the golden door’. Prado arranged many rounded mirrors at various angles to create a tower that catches fragments of light as the day progresses.
[h/t designboom.com – images by lance gerber]