Video (black and white, sound)
24:40 min. Entering “A Story of Deception,” one is greeted by the sound of church bells, an integral element of Cuentos Patrioticos, a video of a man leading a line of sheep in a circle around a square. This piece references a 1968 protest where civil servants bleated like sheep in objection to government treatment.
greymagic: Pour Your Body Out (2008) — Pipilotti Rist
Pipilotti Rist’s lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum’s Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.
YOCHAI MATOS : Sunset
Fluorescent lights, 2008
600 x 340 cm (236 x 133 inch)
art installation at the 21st Century Museum of Art at Kanazawa, Japan by artist Leandro Elrich simulating the inside of a pool.
Colombian sculptor Doris Salcedo filled a gap in a row of buildings with 1550 wooden chairs for the 8th International Istanbul Biennale in 2003.
Saw her at Sundance this year. Beautiful.
Miwa Matreyek: Myth and Infrastructure
Do-Ho Suh: *faint*
A Paperclip Bike Rack: A stationary bike rack (ba dum!) seen on campus at the Minneapolis Art Institute.
I’ve seen various creative incarnations of bike racks but this one might be the best so far. (via steviepho)
CHANCE by Christian Boltanski at Venice Biennale French Pavilion. Installation explores fate of newborns whose beginnings are based on chance.
By the way, there was another interactive installation titled “be new”. You can play a version of it online at http://www.boltanski-chance.com/index.html - once every day until November 27.