Friday, February 16, 2007
Last weekend I was in San Diego visiting my dear friend Bartek. Sunday afternoon we spent in San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (http://www.mcasd.org) marveling at what nowadays deserves to be called art. But as the Persian proverb says “he who wants a rose must respect the thorn”.
Getting wounded by many thorns, we found a rose: the artwork of Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, which basically was a 3D installation made from various fabrics shaped into tear-like cones filled with scented spices that were hanging down the ceiling into the huge room. To fully experience this type of art you have to open up your mind and start using all your senses. You have to touch it, smell it, feel it, immerse in it. If you succeed in doing that, you can consider yourself to be a part of this artwork.