Pop Up Bubbles, a site-specific artwork Nadim Karam to be installed at Erasmus MC

Pop Up Bubbles, a large-scale site-specific artwork by Lebanese multidisciplinary artist Nadim Karam, has been chosen by Erasmus MC to be placed in front of its main entrance at Dr. Molewaterplein, the new building of the university medical center, opened in 2018.

The seven-and-a-half-meter sculpture was selected by the art committee of Erasmus MC amongst sixteen proposals submitted through an open call. “Karam’s artwork is inspiring, playful and fits well into the architectural environment,” says Lex Burdorf, chairman of the art committee.

Pop Up Bubbles, a site-specific artwork Nadim Karam to be installed at Erasmus MC
Pop Up Bubbles, a site-specific artwork Nadim Karam to be installed at Erasmus MC

The artwork that is scheduled to be installed in late 2022/early 2023, consists of twenty polished stainless steel “bubbles”, seemingly haphazardly stacked to a height of seven and a half meters. Each bubble encloses elements of Karam’s lexicon of 1001 shapes, the visual language at the core of his artistic practice, which he uses to express diversity and engage with the context. Pop Up Bubbles has been developed in response to the community of users and their interaction with the urban and architectural environment. The brushed and polished stainless steel of the work both integrates and reflects the surroundings. The whimsical elements within the circular bubbles are an open invitation to interpretation; they are the beginning of a narrative for the community to continue.

Pop Up Bubbles, a site-specific artwork Nadim Karam to be installed at Erasmus MC
Pop Up Bubbles, a site-specific artwork Nadim Karam to be installed at Erasmus MC

“Pop Up Bubbles is an expression of sensory abundance of stories and ideas, encapsulated in ascending bubbles. It is a metaphor for constructing spaces for experiences through a work that recalls the child’s play of bubble blowing. Pop Up is an effervescence of urban reveries. It is a vibrant dream in the city- the anticipation of things you haven’t thought of yet.” Nadim Karam.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

selections-arts-logo

SELECTIONS is a platform for the arts, focusing on the Arab World.

Selections editorial presents a quarterly print magazine and weekly online publication with high quality content on all subjects related to Art and Culture. Full of world-leading artworks, exquisite brand imagery, original creative illustrations and insightful written articles.
Selections Viewing Rooms presents carefully curated online art shows aiming not only to shed light on contemporary art executed by living artists, but also for viewers to buy contemporary fine art, prints & multiples, photography, street art and collectibles.
Discover the previous and current shows here.
Cultural Narratives foundation is an extensive collection that is travelling the world by leading established and emerging talents aiming to reflect the culture of the region in their works.

RANDOM READS
Manuella Guiragossian, Sunshine and Rainbows, 2022. Mixed media on Paper, 30 x 30 cm.

“I AM HERE” BY MANUELLA GUIRAGOSSIAN AT CAP KUWAIT

Manuella Guiragossian’s exhibition I Am Here at the Contemporary Art…

NILUFAR, Analogia Project, Acquario ©mattiaiotti

Milan Design Week 2022

Here are some exhibitions and destinations to visit during Milan…

Warning, 2021 © Mous Lamrabat/Loft Art Gallery

“BLESSINGS FROM MOUSGANISTAN” BY MOUS LAMRABAT AT FOAM

The world of Mous Lamrabat is a place where life…

Laure Prouvost, Trapped by Your Light (detail), 2021 - Photo credit Francesco Allegretto, Courtesy of the artist and Berengo Studio

GLASSTRESS 2022: STATE OF MIND

Coinciding with the 59th Venice Biennale, the seventh edition of…

Hala Schoukair, Untitled N°4, 2019, ink drawing on paper, 76 x 56 cm

MENART FAIR PARIS 2022

The second edition of the international modern and contemporary art…

Pablo Picasso, Spanish 1881–1973. Reclining woman (Femme couchée) 19 June 1932. Oil on canvas 38.0 x 46.0 cm, 55.6 x 63.0 cm (framed). Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne-Centre de création industrielle. Donated by Louise and Michel Leiris, 1984 © Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency, 2022. Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Bertrand Prévost/Dist. RMN-GP

MELBOURNE WINTER MASTERPIECES EXHIBITION 2022: THE PICASSO CENTURY

The Picasso Century, charts the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso…

june 2022

16febAll Day01julJITISH KALLAT | ORDER OF MAGNITUDE

16febAll Day01julJITISH KALLAT | ORDER OF MAGNITUDE

25febAll Day12junHUGUETTE CALAND | TÊTE-À-TÊTE