15 Of The Coolest Art Installations You Will Ever See

It is true that art can be depicted in a number of different ways, and what one person sees in a piece of art is often different than what someone else sees. The great thing is that it allows you to create your own story, to draw your own conclusions and to put your own meaning to it. Art often depicts life and when you have a life filled with ups and downs and everything in between, the work that results from that can be truly mind blowing. Here are 15 impressive art installations that will stretch your imagination.

Head On – Cai Guo-Qiang

In 2006, Cai Guo-Qiang’s dramatic installation featured 99 life-sized stuffed wolves inside a glass wall. The artist was inspired by Berlin and its history, but according to Cai he really wanted to “portray the universal human tragedy resulting from this blind urge to press forward, the way we try to attain our goals without compromise.”

In Silence – Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu’s exhibition in 2008 was meant to evoke the artist’s own personal childhood traumas. The installation featured a dense web of black thread encasing old chairs and a burnt piano.

I Fly Like Paper – Dawn Ng

This incredible art installation involves thousands of paper planes bursting through a small window, and into a massive indoor exhibition space.

The installation is meant to represent the artist’s feeling of homesickness, and the planes symbolize a wave of emotion rushing in all at once.