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A giant replica of Le Corbusier’s iconic Villa Savoye has been half-sunk off a Danish fjord as part of the country’s Floating Art 2018 festival. The installation titled “Flooding Modernity” has been designed by artist Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen as a “comment on the sinking of the public sphere after the disclosure of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the manipulation of democratic elections through social media.” As part of the summer art festival hosted by the city of Vejle and the Veijle Art Museum, the five-tonne model was towed into the fjord and sunk to sit as a half-submerged testament to a once visionary future. The six-meter-tall installation, representing a 1:1 mock-up of a corner of the Villa Savoye, is the latest example of Havsteen-Mikkelsen’s engagement with the influential 1931 project, having previously created 25 drawings and nine paintings of the scheme. View more View full description
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