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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guess What ?

Can you guess what this is?

Does this help?

Mystery solved?

Here are a few more exhibits from our visit to the Gallery of Modern Art.

The above is:

Kohei Nawa’s sculpture PixCell-Elk#2 transforms the body of a taxidermied elk, purchased through an internet auction site, by covering it with transparent glass and resin beads. In the process, Nawa dramatically changes our perception of the original creature; the surface of the animal is fractured, magnified and distorted through the images captured inside the spheres. Viewed through this shell, the elk’s textures and colours are filtered through, and dissipated into, myriad individual surfaces, like the pixels on a computer screen. In using these media, Nawa aims to destabilise our sense of what is real and what is virtual.

X-Blind Spot by Yang Shaobin. This is one of a group of four paintings and two sculptures by Yang explores the consequences of labour, whether it be the chronic breathing ailments resulting from exposure to dust, the very real physical dangers of blasting and working with heavy machinery, or the erasure of individuality that occurs within such a large labour force. While X-Blind Spot in no way seeks to return to a heroic vision of labour, Yang’s project confronts the public invisibility of contemporary workers’ lives, remarking on the blind spot.

Unfortunately I didn't get info on this piece from the Pacific Islands.

(a good one for Julie to riff)


  1. Hi Diane! Sorry for another long absence, but after a busy start of the year I decided to make a break during the Carnival week, anticipating new hard weeks ahead!!

    Love that guy sitting on the floor... ;))

    Meanwhile, Blogtrotter 2 is in Haiti. Hope you enjoy and have a great week!!

  2. Oh, I thought you dropped your moose in champagne! Loved it!

  3. Okay ... you're on. I will Riff on it for Friday. Golly ...

    Now as for that quizz at the beginning ... my brain was blank after the first image, but by the second image I thought it was honey dribbling ...

    I will take a copy of that image, okay?

  4. It sure is OK Julie, I would be honoured.

  5. Weird! However, I thought the strangest thing in the GoMA was that fellow on the floor, when I saw "him" from a distance, I made a bee-line to help him up, as he appeared stuck! Well, stuck he sure was! I just hope that I was not being photographed as I made my concerned way across to assist?

  6. At first I thought it was sea foam, then honeycomb, and then bubbles. Neat idea.
    Looks like a fun place to visit.

    Lunch? No lunch photos? You are holding out on us.

  7. Gorgeous Elk! I do like contemporary pieces that really make you think, but I wonder, apart from the museums/galleries, who actually buys them and where do they put them? It certainly would be a conversation starter.....

  8. I saw this exhibition on TV last weekend and could tell my hubby all about it in advance because of the wonderful insights I have received from your blog. It really does seem like a stunner of a show, would love to see it. Great mystery shot at the beginning.

  9. How cool, I love them all! Very neat looking artwork.

  10. I have to admit I thought the first photos were of a honeycomb. What a fun exhibit this must have been.