#ART: WOLFGANG LAIB FILLS MOMA’S ATRIUM WITH NATURAL POLLEN
Well this is certainly interesting! A new installation by contemporary German artist Wolfgang Laib will see the Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron atrium at New York’s MoMA completely covered with bright yellow natural pollen. Entitled “Pollen from Hazelnut”, the site-specific exhibition is tailored specifically for the space and is the artist’s largest pollen work to date at 18 x 21 ft.
I’ve seen this twice and was overwhelmed both times.
This piece is incredible
It’s a sinking feeling. Knowing when I wake up the last signs of life will have left my surroundings; all trees will be stripped down to their naked twigs and the brown grass will be swept clean of bright foliage. It’s a sinking feeling knowing I will wake up tomorrow and be sad tired and disconnected and will stay that way until the green comes back.
Standing at the edge of this cliff looking into the ravine I will be trapped in for months. It’s terrifying.
This death is my worst nightmare. The temporary death of my loving earth.
Gravity-Defying Land Art by Cornelia Konrads
German artist Cornelia Konrads creates mind-bending site-specific installations in public spaces, sculpture parks and private gardens around the world. Her work is frequently punctuated by the illusion of weightlessness, where stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, reinforcing their temporary nature as if the installation is beginning to dissolve before your very eyes. One of her more recent sculptures,Schleudersitz is an enormous slingshot made from a common park bench, and you can get a great idea of what it might be like to sit inside it with this interactive 360 degree view.
What you see here only begins to sratch the surface of Konrad’s work. You can see much more on her website. All imagery courtesy the artist.
That gateway I’m crying its beautiful
She lives the poetry she cannot write.