Monday, March 3, 2008

Guggenheim exhibit

I stopped in the Guggenheim Museum this weekend to see the exhibit by Cai Guo-Qiang, the Chinese artist who I think is now based in New York. I heard that he made a very interesting use of the museum space, particularly with this work called Inopportune: Stage One. It features nine real cars suspended from the ceiling of the museum. I'm not sure how they got them up there but it was pretty amazing to see in person. I wish you all a good week!

15 comments:

Olivier said...

toujours aussi original les expositions du Guggenheim Museum. Surprenant, mais une bonne reponse aux problèmes de parking new yorkais ;o).
always so original exhibitions of Guggenheim Museum. Amazing, but a good reponse in the problems of parking new yorkais ;o).

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness ~~ that is truly amazing!! I wouldn't want to stand under them...

You really got a great shot of it.

DaveM said...

It is amaxing. It looks as if he was sponsored by Chevrolet!!!!

nazzareno said...

I do not know as they have made, but the result is beautiful and amazing!

Gudl said...

Wow, that does look amazing.
I hope they don't fall!!

Gardener Greg said...

Ok that is just strange. I guess in some people's opinion, that is art. I like a good painting or picture in a frame and not one that is blank either. :)

Dan Allen said...

Another great shot! Another really interesting perspective.

Forgive me, I have to ask: did you use auto-focus?

marley said...

Wow! That is so cool! Great photo Lori.

marley said...

Forgot to say that I know parking in NYC is at a premium but this is a bit extreme!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool shot & exhibit!

Looks like the interiors and engines were removed to make the cars as light as possible.

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh wow! That is spectacular. I bet the museum have to get additional insurance for that exhibition. ;-)

Lori said...

Hello all, thanks for stopping by today.

Greg, I knew someone would say something like that! :)

Dan, yes I did use auto-focus. (At least I think I did!) I need to figure out the little details of my camera like that!

I like the parking comments too, very funny!

Dorothée said...

Oh Lori! What a surprise when I saw your photo! I was so excited... It reminds me my recent visit to NY and thus to the Guggenheim museum. These cars hanging in the air were pretty amazing.
Olivier comment is pretty funny.

Dorothée said...

Lori, thank you very much for your wishes on my 100th post and also a big Bravo for the 3 words you found on my contest. They will be published on my blog next week :-)
Ciao!

Moi said...

are those chevy's hanging by threads???? is that a statement on american car industry????