September 2nd was the last day of this year’s edition of Burning Man.
During the annual gathering, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.
This festival features a slew of wild and elaborate art installations. Sticking to Burning Man's tradition of returning the desert to its original state, many of the art pieces are burned at the end of the festival. Some of them, however, are transported elsewhere after their time in Black Rock City.
The theme of this year’s event, Metamorphoses, is “a celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty. As such it invites a consideration of time; not its circular nature, or its attendant ritual, but in this case the relentless flight of time’s arrow, and an embrace of the elusive now. Memory is fickle, and the future is uncertain".
We’ve rounded up here some of the pictures hashtagged on Instagram with #BurningMan2019, which showcase the best art installations put on stage during this year’s edition: