Monday, November 7, 2016
Half the Air....
I went to the Phoenix Art Museum on Saturday because there was a member's opening for an exhibit all about Avant-Garde fashion. However, there were two other exhibits on that I hadn't seen yet and one of them that just opened this weekend I had heard talked about on a couple of radio programs. The piece is called simply Work No. 2497 or Half the air in a given space by conceptual artist Martin Creed.
The piece consists of a room completely filled with balloons, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. The guest makes their way through the room from one door to the next by moving among the balloons.
What a fantastic experience it was! When I first went into the room, I was the only one in it but about halfway through, some other people came in and I could hear them talking and laughing but I couldn't see them at all. I snapped several photos while inside but as you can see, the closeness of the balloons gives just shades of white. The photo above is looking down as I cleared a space down to the floor and my feet.
When I finally made it to the other door, I waited outside the room to see the other people in there emerge.
It was such a unique experience. I want to go back and do it again before it leaves in January.
The other two shows I visited were equally stimulating. I had such a great day at the museum. More tomorrow.