The American artist Peter Halley has taken over 5,000 square feet 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.
Best known for his Day-Glo paintings from the 1980s, Halley uses similar vivid glowing colors in this installation too. While developing it, he apparently thought about other structures that shared the geometry of 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 12th to August 21st.