Hey! Been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art lately?
It’s A-OK if you’ve been too busy planning your Halloween look and sippin’ fall cocktails to stay up with the city’s art scene, but you should definitely try to plan a visit before this Sunday.
That’s because October 29th is the last day to check out super surreal art installation The Theater of Disappearance by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas.
This snazzy exhibit is made up of huge sculpture replicas of hundreds of objects from the Met’s collection fused with his renderings of human figures and other everyday objects like furniture, food, animals, and cutlery.
The replicas were either milled or 3D-printed and are made of urethane foam coated with matte industrial paint. All objects are rendered in the same shades of black and white and coated with a thin layer of dust. Talk about eerie!
Highlights to look out for in the strange and decadent display include a French knight of the Met cloisters hanging out with the likeness of a museum curator, the tomb effigy of Elizabeth Boott Duveneck, the head of Tutankhamun being raised in the air like he just don't care, and a large stork-like Senufo bird looking after a child.
Rojas, who aimed to destabilize the hierarchy of museums by melding “high” and “low” works of art, immersed himself in the Met for months to realize this display. He also seriously reconfigured the luscious Cantor Rooftop for his purposes. Additions included a new pergola, a grand tiled floor, a bar, public benches, and augmented planting throughout the space.
The Museum is located near Central Park at 1000 Fifth Avenue, and open Sunday–Thursday from 10 am–5:30 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 10 am–9 pm. Rooftop access is also weather permitting, so check a forecast before you head out![Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Time Out]