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The week’s best arts and culture pictures

  • Making the bed

    Chinese artist Zhou Jie has taken up residence in the Beijing Now Art Gallery in the Chinese capital and will live there for 36 days as part of an installation. While there she is creating a bed from steel wire, in which she sleeps – and which the public is welcome to lie down in too. (EPA/How Hwee Young)

  • Do the bus stop

    A giant typographical sculpture by mmm…, a collective of Spanish artists has become the most distinctive bus stop in the Baltimore. The project is part of a creative initiative between the European Union and Baltimore, the largest city in the US state of Maryland. (Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro Márquez, and Eva Salmerón)

  • Art of travel

    More than 100 works by the Venezuelan painter Armando Reveron have been put up on and inside a Caracas subway train as part of a project called Art in the Train, aimed at raising awareness about the local artist, and brightening up the daily rides of commuters. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

  • Whirly gig

    Students of the Shaolin Tagou Martial Arts School are suspended in mid-air as they practise for a stunt performance as part of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, at a stadium in the Chinese city. (Reuters)

  • Light fantastic

    The British photographer Martin Kimbell uses LED lights attached to hoops to produce stunning images, which he captures using long camera exposures. “What I love about light painting is that it gives me a level of control and creative freedom which is rare in most forms of photography," he told the website My Modern Met. (Martin Kimbell)

  • Turtle power

    A floating sculpture of a sea turtle drifts past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. The sculpture, 15m (49ft) in length and 5m (16ft) in height, will be displayed in the nearby Darling Harbour for the next month to celebrate a new underwater art exhibit unveiled at the city’s Sea Life Aquarium. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Jurassic lark

    The artist Markus Moestue is making a cycle trip across Norway’s ‘bible belt’ on a hand-crafted dinosaur bicycle. He describes his performance project as “a protest against the dogmatic religious education of children” and says “the idea originated from the theme-parks of creationists that teach children that humans and dinosaurs used to live together.” (Henning Pedersen/Courtesy of Markus Moestue)

  • Street ark

    Paris-based artist Ludo has brought his distinctive brand of street art to France’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. Ludo’s designs can be seen on ships, in the docks and on walls throughout St Martin and St Barthélemy. (Ludo)