Sunday, October 05, 2008

Acrobatic Art

OK I have to explain this image.
It’s at the top of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Overhead is a bridge that spans a drop from the fifth to the ground floor. Underneath this bridge are rock climbing clips, rope and harness used by Matthew Barney to make an athletic drawing while hanging from the bridge. I think Barney’s newer work is bullshit, but this piece looks back to his early career as an athlete, and is very compelling. Outside the window is a giant red “made in China” dinosaur, from the Chinese show, which I LOVED. Will talk about it soon.
Somebody thought about this confluence in the gallery—is this what makes a good curator?


ms. v. said...

SFMOMA is one of my favorite museums... it's a manageable size, always has interesting special exhibitions, and is in such a great modern space. Love it.

kloeamongtheturks said...

Hi Ms. V
So are you still thinking of coming back to the West? SF would suit you I'm sure...
Is a Darker Barker dark?