Elmgreen and Dragset; Prada Marfa; 2005; adobe, plaster, paint, glass panes, aluminum frames, MDF, carpet; 15x25 ft; Valentine, Texas
Light-speed. (Taken with Instagram at National Gallery of Art - East Building)
Leo Villareal, Multiverse
London-based artist Zadok Ben David created this awesome installation using 12,000 cut steel botanical specimens modeled from old textbook illustrations, each embedded in a thin layer of sand. Upon first encountering the sprawling array of plants they appear to be completely black, thus the installation’s title: Blackfield. However when viewed from the opposite side, a field of black turns into a wall of color. We would love to encounter this first-hand. A circular version of Blackfield is currently on display at Artclub 1563 in Seoul through February 2012.
(via Peter Kogler)
@ Gagosian Gallery