The works are by artist Daniel Arsham, and combine audio, architecture, sculpture, installation and performance. Ashram is colorblind and his previous works often stuck to a palette of black, white, and grey tones. However, special glasses that refract light have allowed him to see a broader spectrum of color – and his new exhibition reflects that.
“Life is definitely more nuanced, but I’m not sure it’s more interesting. I feel like I’m inside a game—an overly saturated world,” said Arsham in a news release. “But now I’ve arrived at a point where I’m using color as another tool in my work. This is a unique project for me in that there is a ton of color, so I think it’s going to be really interesting to see audiences react.”
The three interrelated installations are called “Daniel Arsham: Hourglass” and are on display at the museum until 21 May.
The first installation of the trio features objects inside of large hourglasses, which are filled with crushed crystal that slowly obscures the items inside. On Sundays, each hour a young performer will turn the glasses in order to reveal what is within.
Another installation takes visitors into a monochromatic blue Zen garden that features a Japanese tea house, tatami mats, a petrified tree and ornately raked sand. On Sundays there will also be a performer there wearing traditional robes and raking patterns into the garden’s sand.
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