It was at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal in the summer of 2000 went I first experienced the dreamlike surrealistic installations of Pipilotti Rist. I remember how her work played with scale and sentimental childhood nostalgia. The installation had massive chairs you could perch yourself up on, and sit in a vibrant room filled with sound and video projections. Her current installation at the New Museum continues this concept, where visitors are invited to lay in beds and watch underwater videos projected on […]
Carsten Höller, scientist-come-artist, hilariously delightful exhibition at the New Museum presents the familiar in a way that challenges our preconceived notions of experience. The Mirror Carousel is strikingly beautiful but spins at an impossibly slow speed. Not only changing the expected velocity of fun but allowing the viewer to experience riding a carousel not as a joyful carnival ride by rather at a pace to savour every elongated second of the ride. Höller’s work centres around the reinterpretations of sensory experiences, specially enjoyed the Rabbit on […]
A tongue in cheek… rather tongue in wall dialogue about art, society, commodity culture and how we negotiate through this in art and in contemporary life. Going back to Robert Morris’ Mirrored Cubes towards Urs Fischer’s mirrored cubes distorts the scale and the impact of these daily objects, food, and items that surround us.
Younger than Jesus at the New Museum, This exhibition is an excercise in endurance.Featuring fifty artists from 25 countries, all are under the age of 33. This generation has been categorized by sociologists, marketers, and social anthropologists as the iGeneration or Generation Me… a generation distinguished by technology and their consumption patterns. Granted this was the main theme that translated through the show. The New Museum has consistently presented “challenging” shows. There are some elements of in Younger than Jesus […]
The 24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project, a part of the Generational: Younger than Jesus exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles artist Liz Glynn and the help of volunteer artists (including myself and my unsuspecting brother) used found materials to chronolgically reconstruct the Rome. The construction began at 6.30pm April 6 and at 6.30pm April 7 – Rome was destroyed.The only elements remaining are displayed polaroids of the succsive building that took place. Here is the wall […]
New Museum hosts a interesting show discussing inhabitation and our living environment, our constructed surroundings. Mathias Poledna’s Crystal Palace is a stunning 35mm film showing a lush rainforest landscape with gentle rain and winds blowing through the foliage. The intense soundtrack, suggests the physiological experience of abstract and structural film. Contrasting with Agathe Snow decoupage installation Master Bait Me, a cage with blue magnetic balls, surrounded by decoupage of found images, celebrities from magazines. Be(com)ing Dutch at a Distance Blum’s […]