Artist Alex Chinneck Unzips an Abandoned Building in England

As part of a surreal installation called ‘Open To The Public.’

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Alex Chinneck returns with a surreal new installation entitled Open To The Public in Kent, England. The latest piece sees a pair of giant zippers ripping the walls of a soon-to-be-demolished office building wide open. The 26-foot artwork pays homage to the establishment which was once a leather and textile manufacturer. It took Chinneck two months to complete the architectural sculpture.

“There is a history of textile that fed into the language of the zip,” he told Dezeen. “The building presented a good opportunity because facing demolition, it gave us the sculptural freedom to open it up to the elements.”

Open To The Public will be on view starting August 2. In other art news, check out Le Corbusier’s Flooding Modernity installation for the Floating Art Festival in Denmark.

Open To The Public
Brundett House, Tannery Lane
Ashford, Kent TN23 1PN

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