Notable Seattle Art
The Massive Inopportune Stage One 2004 Installation at the Seattle Art Museum Downtown
TITLE: Inopportune:Stage One, 2004
ARTIST: Cai Guo-Qiang
LOCATION: the lobby of the Seattle Art Museum’s downtown location
One of Seattle’s most impressive art installations is in the lobby of the Seattle Art Museum. You cannot miss this art work as it is composed of nine identical white Ford Tauruses that are suspended from the ceiling. The cars are outfitted with pulsing dazzling lights that perform a symphony of multi-colored images. The cars appear to simulate a photo strip of a car as it rises up and flips over while being lighted in a wild display of vibrant light. The cars take off from the ground near the north entrance to the museum and the cascade ends up landing in the South Hall entrance way.
This art work was made by Cai Guo-Qiang in 2004 and it was installed as part of the museum’s opening in 2007 of its new exhibition space.
Modern art is not everyone’s cup of tea but this is a delightful work of art that doesn’t take itself too seriously.For photographers, this installation offers a lot of eye candy. You can have a great time shooting the myriad views of the cars as they tumble and cascade through the air.
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