A Unique De-installation

Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender

Installations Manager Bill Koberg examines the wall containing a portion of Bala’s Sk(in) sculpture, in preparation for de-installing the work. The sculptural elements are fiberglass panels that are seamlessly integrated with the wall. (De-installation will be less than seamless.)

Before We Say Goodbye to Bala

A. Balasubramaniam, Sk(in), 2011. Photo: Brooke Rosenblatt

UPDATE: Great news! Just as we posted this, we learned that Bala’s sculpture will remain in the courtyard for an extended stay until April 2012. The inside portion of his installation will still come down this weekend.

Before Bala’s sculpture bids us farewell this weekend, come and see it on a sunny day. If you stand in the stairwell between the second and third floor of the museum, you’ll be able to see the amazing shadows the bicycle spokes cast on the slate pavers of the courtyard. I think they look like a line drawing!

Robin Bell: Sound, Video, Spirituality

Video artist Robin Bell.

This will be my third year doing an audio-visual remix response to an exhibition at The Phillips Collection. The museum has one of the finest collections in the world, and I feel honored to be able to do my craft here.

The Phillips Collection is a living museum, and it is a joy to be able to contribute to helping pieces grow and take on a life beyond their original meaning, while maintaining the ideas and concepts of the original work. I primarily use still and video cameras to capture the world around me and am always inspired by the artists who capture the emotions in canvas and sculptures. Continue reading