The Theater of Disappearance

An art exhibit with a view is Adrián Villar Rojas’s installation with the New York skyline as the backdrop. On the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum showcases the artist’s work. A collaboration with the MET the Argentinean artist took inspiration from the museum’s own collection of art along with his own interpretation using models and made this haunting apocalyptic rooftop installation.

Seven vertical sculptures made of urethane foam coated with matte industrial paint and other sculptures most notably the nine white banquet tables made with a 3-D printer.

Let’s not forget the rooftop view of Central Park and midtown could be an art installation in itself.

I viewed this exhibit on the first Sunday of the month which happens to be “Pay what you want” day at the museum. I arrived shortly after they opened and went straight to the rooftop. There were only 2 other people there. **Tip** If you want to see a popular item at an art exhibit I would suggest you go as soon as they open and go straight to the main attraction get your pictures and then explore the museum afterward.

This exhibit truly is not one to be missed. If you are in the NYC area you should check it out. If you are not far away take the train up (I rode in from Philadelphia) for the day check out the exhibit, walk around Central Park and then head home.

On display until Oct 29, 2017

Egyptian scribe straddled by woman holding a bust of Tutankhamen

Kissing Couple

Man with a Hellenistic statue on one shoulder and a Mesoamerican on the other.

John Waites
A veteran who enjoys travel, photography and art

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