Suspend your disbelief
The New York Times online today features a nice little slideshow titled “A Year in the Air,” which opens with a breathtaking photograph of Maurizio Cattelan: All at the Guggenheim. The image is captioned: “World economies sagged, but that didn’t stop artists from reaching higher in 2011. For Maurizio Cattelan, that meant the top of the Guggenheim rotunda, where his life’s work hangs from cables connected to an aluminum truss.” (Click here to view a fascinating time lapse video of the monumental installation in progress.)
Which reminds us… Artpace alum Cattelan (IAIR 00.2) isn’t the only former resident whose work is currently suspended in mid-air in New York City. IAIR 11.1 artist E.V. Day’s Flamenco Tornado is on exhibition at Sephora in the Meatpacking District. You can read more about Day’s commission here on artnet.com.
Image credits: (Top) Maurizio Cattelan: All in The New York Times. (Bottom) E.V. Day, Flamenco Tornado, 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist