New York is known for its fashion BUT its also a force to be reckoned within the art community. Its home to some of the greatest, most respected museums in the world. The Museum of Modern Art, simply referred to as
is one of my favorites. I had about 90 minutes to stroll through the building, which is nowhere near enough time to absorb the environment... nonetheless, I was excited to walk around and enjoy the art....
Famous for it's conceptual art and installations, the next group of images leave the viewer to make their own decisions/conclusions about what they are seeing based on their personal experiences and interpretation. The installation above consisted of thousands of mylar-wrapped candies perfectly positioned on the floor. Museums goers were encouraged to pick them up. Many did and ate the candy. I felt it was disgusting to pick up random candy off the floor and place in your mouth, even if the piece were wrapped! So whether you were an active participant or not (like me) the artist forced you to make a decision thus making the installation interactive with the viewer. Simple but effective.
This piece was slightly disturbing. It was the video of a woman with a hood over her head. She repeatedly bumped into the wall behind her until she fell. The song playing in the background spoke about how love is so blind, causing one to fall down. The video was only a few minutes in length but looped over and over again.