Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Chanel Art Pavilion at Central Park

An unusual construction, shaped as a toroid, can be seen in the Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. The art pavilion, called Mobile Art, was designed by the London based architect Zaha Hadid. The theme of the art exhbit is the legendary Chanel's bag. Visitors are asked to wear headphones and visit the exhibit following the instructions in the audio-tour, narrated by Jeanne Moreau.
The pavillion includes site specific commissions by the artists Nobuyoshi Araki (Japan), Blue Noses (Russia), Lee Bul (South Korea), Daniel Buren (France), Sophie Calle (France), Loris Cecchini (Italy), Wim Delvoye (Belgium), Leandro Erlich (Argentina), Sylvie Fleury (Switzerland), Yang Fudong (China), Subodh Gupta (India), Fabrice Hyber (France), Y.Z. Kami (Iran), David Levinthal (USA), Michael Lin (Taiwan), Yoko Ono (USA), Pierre & Gilles (France), Stephen Shore (USA), Tabaimo (Japan), and Soju Tao (Japan).

The exhibition will be opened to the public (free) from Oct. 20 to Nov. 9.