Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Obliteration Room

This morning I was reading this post over at Design Mom.

It's funny how a person living in France was blogging about something that is in my town.

I wasn't going to share these pictures - just a day out for our family at the Art Gallery but after reading her post about it, I thought, hey, this is a special art installation that I was able to visit and be part of.

That's pretty cool.

and I liked Design Mom's take on what the art is trying to portray

This inspires so many reactions, doesn’t it? From being reminded once again that even the most basic shapes and ideas can turn into stunning works of art, to the more thoughtful connection between how our very presence colors the world around us. And then there’s the mom response, which is more of a resigned sigh that this process occurs naturally a few hours after we’ve cleaned the house!

I hadn't really thought of the mum reaction... but now I totally get that!
and sigh how my life feels most of the time!

I liked being able to see over at design mom how the room looked like before all the stickers... it was definately getting very full by the time we went.

Another room by the same artist Yayoi Kusama who has been producing works for 60 years 

and another one throughly enjoyed by the children -
 We miss you Magic Land by Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schultz

Their work draws on children’s stories, creation myths, Buddhist cosmologies, video games and folktales, Pip & Pop create large-scale fantasy worlds coloured with a bright, often fluorescent palette, using cake-decorating tools, intricate layers of sugar, glitter, modelling clay and mirrors.

I suspect these are going to be well looked at art installations. The kids loved them. We were lucky to go on a very quiet day - the day before Christmas eve and there were few people there.

Good luck if you go on a busy day!

Hopefully we can look a bit deeper into the meaning of the art instead of just enjoying 'the visual entertainment' it offered our family.

1 comment:

likeschocolate said...

That is fun that the exhibit was hand on unlike most. O think it is great that you took your children too!

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