Published
March 10, 2015
Duration
00:16

Experience SCAD alumnus Jason Hackenwerth's installation 'Aries' at the Mandarin Oriental

SCAD presents “Aries,” a custom installation created by SCAD alumnus and international artist Jason Hackenwerth (M.F.A., painting, 2011), to be suspended in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, the official partner hotel of Art Basel’s Hong Kong show.

Known primarily for his colorful, ephemeral pieces with latex balloons, Hackenwerth uses common materials in transformational ways. His sculptures have been featured in The Los Angeles Natural History Museum, The Guggenheim Museum and Art Basel Miami Beach.

SCAD Hong Kong students assisted the artist with installing the brilliant, kinetic sculpture featuring hundreds of balloons that glow orange, magenta and pink.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.