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"Under Pressure: Air Pressure in All Its Forces"
2001-03-23 until 2001-05-06
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscon
The Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Under Pressure, an
exhibition of inflatable sculpture, pneumatic installation, helium
sculpture, and video documentation of air pressure in all it's forces. The show has been curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, art director of
the Swiss institute in New York City and includes the work of ten
international artist including: Fabrice Gygi; Switzerland, Takashi
Murakami; Japan, Sione Decker; Luxembourg, Thom Merrick; US,and more.
All the pieces in the show from the thirty foot inflated stegasaurus
to the black rubber military mines all play with the notion of balloons,
happy, playfull, but ultimately explosive.
Robert Mahoney from Time out New York writes: Under Pressure is
this seasons most obsessively focused group show. Nearly every piece
consists of some sort of balloon, or video featuring baloons. And nearly
every Artist zeroes in on the moment when balloons pop, showing how all the
joy the symbolize can suddenly die.
Kim Levin of the Village voice writes: These buoyant pieces may
make you ponder questions of life or breath. Or this bouncy, squishy show
of inflatable works -a group exhibition on the verge of exploding - may
simply raise your spirits!