Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Discovering Columbus


No polish today - wanted to share something different that I hope you will enjoy :)

A few weekends ago, my boyfriend and I visited a very unique art exhibit in New York City - Tatzu Nishi's Discovering Columbus. The Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle has looked down on Broadway since 1892 and Mr. Nishi's installation allows visitors to view the monument like never before - up close and personal!

You climb up about six flights of stairs built around the statue, walk through a hallway that looks like someone's apartment building, enter the living room, and... oh, hey there, Columbus!



I love that the visitors settled right into the space. There were magazine, newspapers, and a flat screen TV. It was as if a dozen strangers got together and were just hanging out in someone's living room. They were - gasp - talking to each other. Someone's baby was crawling around. The people made up an important part of this exhibit as much as the statue itself.


More pictures and information how to get free tickets...


American icons on the wallpaper

Here's what Mr. Columbus looks at everyday

A different kind of White Elephant in the room

See ya on the ground!

I loved this exhibit and the idea of giving new perspective to something so iconic. You can visit the Discovering Columbus exhibit until November 18th. Read more and get free tickets here.

4 comments:

  1. That is so cool.
    I was in NY last week and saw that building that looks liked construction and didn't know what it was.

    But now that i see your pictures it looks awesome! thanks for sharing

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    1. Yes, it does look like construction! I thought it was too until I heard about the exhibit :)

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  2. Exhibits like these are awesome! I believe in Belgium there was this type of thing in a different way - a hotelroom built around a clock for a limited time!

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