Giant Bamboo Wave Atop the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Posted by the editors on Friday, 23 April 2010
Librado Romero/The New York Times
Workers putting together “Big Bambú” atop the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a process that will continue through the summer in front of visitors.
Carol Vogel has written an interesting article entitled “A Jungle of Bamboo Is Growing Atop the Met” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times (online) looking at the enormous bamboo installation entitled “Big Bambù”, a work by the artists Doug and Mike Starn, now in construction on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, and opening to the public on 27 April 2010 and evolving, while remaining open, through October 2010. Calling to mind asian bamboo scaffolding, used in building construction, which has liberated itself from simple geometry and embraced an organically complex and highly expressive system akin to a neural network, one may, in small escorted groups of relatively fit and hopefully non-acrophobic individuals, even enter the installation on winding bamboo pathways that snake their way through the structure. Vogel’s article includes a charming video interview with the 48-year old, identical twin Starn Brothers. We can’t wait to visit!!
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