Icelandic Artists Creating World’s Largest Artwork

Icelandic Artists Creating World’s Largest Artwork

Published February 8, 2013

Artist Ingvar Björn Þorsteinsson is setting out to create the largest piece of artwork in the world by soliciting the help of 200,000 Facebook users. Creatively titled “The Largest Artwork in the World,” the project is generating a map of all the Facebook users who sign up to participate, RÚV reports.
Each participant who signs up will have a unique symbol added to the artwork along with a line connecting them to the last person who had registered. The symbols attributed to each participant depend on their location, what time of day they participated, and how many friends they have on Facebook. The result is a colourful web of a global map representing the connections between those participating in the artwork.
The project will be live at LargestArtwork.org for another 66 days and will then be auctioned. Proceeds will support UNICEF.



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