Friday, April 13, 2018

Contemporary Art Exhibit


I went to the Phoenix Art Museum last weekend to see an exhibit I read about in the Museum's monthly newsletter.  It's called "Any Moment Now" by Brazilian artist Valeska Soares.


It was a wide-ranging exhibit of pieces she has created over the past 20 years.  Some of it looks like collections of items that she has accumulated, but the purpose is to trigger memories in the viewer.  And this glass collection did just that for me.  I was suddenly remembering things I had seen in the homes of family friends and relatives.


This room was rather fun.  Each one of those light bulbs in the ceiling had a pull chain that went all the way to the floor creating a sort of beaded curtain.  Visitors were encouraged to walk through the beaded curtain and pull the chains to turn the lights on and off.  On the other side was another collection, this time of a variety of headboards for beds.

I enjoyed this one very much and will probably visit it again before it's gone.

8 comments:

biebkriebels said...

That looks very nice both the glassworks as the curtain.

Thérèse said...

I must admit having a hard time with this kind of "art" but I am always trying to play the game.

Lowell said...

An indoor playground for adults! What the heck, I'd play! That first shot reminds me of all the bottles our son dug up along river beds in Pennsylvania many years ago. Some of the bottles were from the 1800s.

Judy Ryer said...

Well, that's different! All those poison bottles are a tad disturbing though.

William Kendall said...

The pull chain installation reminds me of one that was here for some months last year, though the bulbs themselves formed the shape of a cloud for that one.

Karl Demetz said...

The glass collection is wonderful !

RedPat said...

I'm not sure how I feel about this one, Sharon! Maybe I would have to be there to enjoy it.

Amy Franks said...

I think I like the glass collection the most, there's a nice mixture of retro and vintage.