Tuesday, September 18, 2007
We went to see this yesterday and I loved it. Semi would probably hate it. It's not often you get to see the likes of Oldenburg, Lichenstein, Pollock, Rothko, Koons etcetera (I think I mis-spelt some of those). On 'til early October.
Like the Pixar thing, get there early (1000), go straigt to the installations (second gallery) check them out before the crowds, then double back to the works on paper/canvas once the crowds get too much. The last exhibit in the installation gallery is very good and, in an unlikely manner, interactive. From a distance it looks like a standard piece of abstract sculpture (quite pretty really) but is actually a huge pile of cellophane covered licorice boiled sweets. Now, and this is the cool part, you can grab a handful and eat them and all of the arty, beret wearing wankers think you're an absolute philistine and that's part of the effect the artist wanted to achieve. The curators re-stock each night! (yeh, Semi'd hate it)