Posts tagged ‘Limax maximus’

January 19, 2011

MoMA Meet terrarium. Terrarium Meet MoMA

by Accidental Bear
The MoMA in New York is showing terrariums now!! Wow, terrariums as art.
Living and Growing at MoMA: Paula Hayes’s Installation in the Museum Lobby

 

Paula Hayes. Installation view of Nocturne of the Limax maximus (Slug at left, Egg at right) at The Museum of Modern Art. 2010. Installation: cast acrylic, hand-blown glass, CNC-milled topographical wall and ceiling attachment, full-spectrum lighting, tropical planting. Commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery. © Paula Hayes. Photo: Jason Mandella

MoMA’s lobby is a site of perpetual flux and frenzy, a public passageway for people to meet, greet, rest, or chat before embarking on their next experience, either inside or outside the Museum’s walls. When asked by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, to think of forms that would visually complement and invigorate the rectangular and column-filled lobby space, Paula Hayes, a New York-based sculptor and landscape designer, who enjoys “knocking something off kilter a bit,” was ready to take up the challenge.

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