Thursday, August 5, 2010
Big Bambu at the Metropolitan Museum
It's a sculpture. No, it's architecture. No, wait, it's a jungle gym. Suffice to say that Big Bambu, an installation on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC fits all criteria, while offering museumgoers a unique summer experience. The tangle of branches reminded me of a three-dimensional Jackson Pollack, as their seemingly random placement actually provided a climbable structure, provided you were properly attired with sneakers and shorts, which I was not. Even those who prefered to see Big Bambu without climbing it were given a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline. The installation by artists Doug and Mike Starn will be up until October 31st, so that gives you at least two months to get there and see it-- just remember your sneakers.