The American artist Peter Halley has taken over 460m² of the Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition hall in Frankfurt, turning its huge rotunda into a futuristic exploration of architecture and space that’s inspired in part by the LHC.
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Best known for his Day-Glo paintings from the 1980s, Halley use similar vivid glowing colours in this installation too. While developing it, he apparently thought about other structures that shared the geometry the Schirn’s rotunda, settling on the Large Hadron Collider. He apparently “imagined the Rotunda itself as a high-energy collider full of explosive energy bathed in light,” according to the Schirn.
Called The Schirn Ring, the installation is open to the public from May 12 to August 21.