Excitement Contained


By Jen Bekman Comment


The containers are coming! The containers are coming! We’ve scarcely had a chance to collect ourselves after the glory of Christo & Jeanne Claude and yet another Important Art Experience is upon us. The Nomadic Museum has landed at Pier 54. Blogger Miss Representation has posted a lengthy, astute and slightly acerbic analysis of the whole shipping container meme. It’s a must read. Naturally, Lockhart has weighed in on Curbed, providing some excellent linkage. Those links are repeated below here, and I’ll raise Lock a link or three for some additional coverage:

· Wrenches in Hand, Critics in Hard Hats Take the Measure of Their Creation [NY Times] · The New Aluminum Siding
· Ashes & Snow [Official exhibition site] · we make money not art
· Hudson River Park Trust

colbert06.jpgAs far as the actual exhibition is concerned, here’s how the Hudson River Park site describes it:

A breathtaking and emotionally moving exhibit, Ashes and Snow features more than 200 large-scale photographic works and an accompanying 35mm film by artist Gregory Colbert that explore the capacity for wonder that all animals share. The images of elephants, whales, manatees, and falcons, among other species, reveal the artistic nature of animals as they interact with man. These stunning photographic artworks illuminate a timeless realm in which all living things communicate and coexist in a state of grace.

(They seem to think it’s pretty good, huh?)

Stay tuned to UnBeige for more Nomadic Museum reportage coming later this week.