Friday, May 22, 2009

Mass Moca

The Sol LeWitt wing didn't really do it for me, I'm afraid,
which is especially too bad since it will be there for 25 years!!
But I always love Mass Moca's use of empty space.
The best exhibit, Robert Taplin's Everything Real is Imagined, was a series of dioramas, each a modern interpretation of a scene from Dante's Inferno. There was one which the viewer looked into through a window, and inside was the entire world of a suburban street at night, complete with a sky full of stars, an airplane flying overhead, and a couple half concealed by bushes. It was so ominous and quiet, just as those streets are in real life. You must go to the museum and see for yourself.

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