Enjoy the summer, respect the rules of safety on the water and remember unusual artwork with pools.
The most unusual pool
When you come to the Museum, it is probably the last thing you’d expect to see is the pool. But in the Museum of modern art of the 21st century in Kanazawa (Japan) specifically for this and go. “Swimming pool” of the Argentine artist, master of illusion Leandro Erlich is amazing. If you look at it from above, it seems that in the water people walk. If you look from the pool the water fills the entire space from above.
In fact, the pool is divided into two parts: top – glass partition with a height of 10 cm of water inside, and under it – an empty space with walls the color of a sea wave.
“Pool” is on permanent display at the Museum of contemporary art of the 21st century in Kanazawa. Was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2001.
On the same principle, the artist has created the installation “Shadow pagoda” for his exhibition at the Museum of art in Seoul, which opened this winter.
And this winter, during the art fair Art Basel Miami Beach in Miami, Leandro Erlich, has created his most ambitious work, the “Order of importance”. On the shoreline of Miami beach, the artist made sand the cork out of 66 vehicles in full size.
The creation of this installation it took him about two years, and about 330 tons of sand.
The most expensive pool
British artist David Hockney became famous in the 1970-ies the works on California pools – symbols of glamour, luxury and freedom. In 2018, the picture of the series “portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)” was sold for 90,3 million dollars at Christie’s auction. What I did then Hockney’s most expensive artist alive. (In 2019, the most expensive artist Jeff Koons).
By the way, July 9, the legend of pop art and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century David Hockney has celebrated its 83 years. He actively works with digital technologies involved in digital painting on iPad.
Scandinavian art Duo of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset meet unusual swimming pools-object pools, sculpture.
One of their important projects, “Collectors”, was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Where he received special jury mention. The exhibition was located in the pavilions of Denmark and the Nordic countries, United for a large-scale project. The Danish pavilion was converted into a rich house for sale because of some drama. The second half of the project, located in the pavilion of the Nordic countries, was a “housing” of the collector, the mysterious Mr. B. “the body” which swam in the pool in front of the entrance – it was the silicone dummy, the veracity of which was creepy. In the interior of the pavilion, resembling the paintings of David Hockney, for beauty is constantly present in the Italian model, and housed a “collection of Mr. B.”.
A story with a pool artists invented and for exhibition in galleries in London, where they built an empty swimming pool, without people and without water (2018). Supposedly, this is a public space, almost a century served for the benefit of all, now sold and in its place build a luxury hotel and SPA for rich people.
But this winter in Miami, the art fair Art Basel Miami Beach on a regular basis opened original sculpture Elmgreen and Dragset “Curved pool.”