Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The Other Met Shows: Lauren Halsey's Egyptian - South Central LA's Temple.

 As I said, I went to the Met last week to see the Van Gogh Cypress exhibit. There was another exhibit I also wanted to see. There is usually a summer installation on the roof of the Met. This year they commission a Californian Black female artist.

The exhibition is titled: The Roof Garden Commission: Lauren Halsey

I am going to quote from the Met's site: 

American artist Lauren Halsey (b. 1987, Los Angeles) has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Halsey will create a full-scale architectural structure imbued with the collective energy and imagination of the South Central Los Angeles Community where she was born and continues to work. Titled the eastside of south central los angeles hieroglyph prototype architecture (I), the installation is designed to be inhabited by The Met’s visitors, who will be able to explore its connections to sources as varied as ancient Egyptian symbolism, 1960s utopian architecture, and contemporary visual expressions like tagging that reflect the ways in which people aspire to make public places their own.

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It was beautiful but almost impossible to view. It is light colored and pretty damn reflective. It reflected so brightly it was super hard to see. Even with sunglasses. But the pics came out beautifully.








It was impressive. It would have been quite moving, if I make more if it out in person. Shows up great in pictures.

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