Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Swimming Pool at GoMA



There's a swimming pool in the Gallery of Modern Art that is the strangest thing...


When you look into it, people look back at you but they never come up for air...


To get into it, you can't jump in; you have to walk down some stairs and through a corridor. When you get there, it's even more bizarre....





After being inundated in the lower floors during the floods, GoMA has re-opened and this free exhibition is called "21st Century: Art in the First Decade". It struck me that most of the exhibits turn sensible serious adults into giggling, curious kids. While I was there, a middle aged couple spent a good five minutes swiming around like goldfish while their friend took pictures from above.


9 comments:

Ann said...

Looks like fun.

Joanna said...

That's a very interesting installation - really interactive.

AquaMarina said...

great story and pictures Cara, thanks for showing it here

biebkriebels said...

What a fun exhibition, nothing is what it looks.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Superb pics...I was amazed to see the first one till i saw the rest :)

Julie said...

What is that oft read quote about life imitating art, or the other way around.

It pays to have a sense of humour at the moment, nothing quite like it to sustain a positive outlook.

Leovi said...

Really wonderful and amazing composition, congratulations, is very good

Paul said...

I am not one for much modern art, especially installation stuff, but I take my hat off to this artist, very neat idea. paul @Leeds daily photo

Inner Artist said...

The temptation to dive right in is (almost!) irresistable. The view through the glass wall behind the pool, of the recently well-watered trees (from the rain and floods) is also wonderful.

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