This weekend I took advantage of my google offers 4$ ticket to the new museum and checked out the latest and greatest exhibit, “The Ungovernables”. Basically it is a showcase of art by artists born between the 1970s and mid 1980s with an emphasis on breaking the mold.
While some of it was quite good, the rest of it was very lacking. One particularly funny “work of art” was a dark room with a video playing on a projector. The subject of the video? 2 Arab guys dressed in 70s business clothes dancing ridiculously and repeatedly. Pretty great.
My favorite work on display, a giant structure appearing to be made of concrete.While it didn’t appear to be very popular with the rest of the museum dwellers, going largely unnoticed despite its mammoth proportions, I was immediately drawn to its shapes and textures. It resembles a foundation or pillar for a structure from the future but it had also succumb to decay. Looking at it from different sides or angles resulted in totally different experiences. I took the opportunity to take out my camera and look for some interesting photos. Below is what I came out with.
While I wasn’t drawn to any of the other works on display, I did manage to make it up to the roof of the museum on the 7th floor and step out onto the outdoor patio. It was quite a treat. There is quite a view from up there and it would have been awesome to make some photographs of the downtown/canal street skyline from up there but unfortunately because of the time I was shooting into the sun and could only get silhouettes. There were some cool water towers visible and I actually quite like the photo below.
Both of these images are displayed here in black and white. Chosen because the subject matter of the photos are the lines, textures and shadows and the colors, while beautiful, detract from the images.