The Art of Burning Man Is On Fire Again

  • August 28, 2016 23:19

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Nevada’s Black Rock Desert becomes Black Rock City, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, 2016.

Tens of thousands of participants and artists will gather for the 30th anniversary of Burning Man, running Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, in the Nevada desert. It's a "crucible of creativity," explains the event's website.

Art enlivens the dusty playa of this eclectic festival in temporary Black Rock City. Over $1 million in grants is reportedly raised for an array of projects while crowdfunding brings in more.

View this year's projects, including Catacomb of Veils, 220-foot-wide conjoined pyramids that artist Dan sullivan describes as a "confluence of concealment, revelation and sublime beauty."

A public art installation of iridescent mirror-steel butterflies destined for Burning Man 2016 and a new Sculpture Park in Reno, NV. By Kirsten Berg.
Kirsten Berg

One anticipated piece for the 2016 edition is 747 Project, featuring half of a 1985 Boeing airliner made into an interactive experience by the Big Imagination Foundation. The artists say, "We’re converting it from a mover of people and cargo to a mover of dreams."

Also on view, artist Laura Kimpton has created her signature word signage, this year with: @Earth#Home

A coffee-table book Burning Man: Art on Fire (2014; Race Point Publishing) features art of the festival through the years. And, anyone can visit the 2016 fest via Instagram or live stream.

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