Just in case that you are not yet sitting under the christmas tree with your family, singing and unpacking gifts, we have a special video for you today. The main protagonist is a tree as well, but: it’s not a fir but a palm tree with a very special talent or misbehavior. It has been planted among its conventional fellows by Brazilian artist Ana Linnemann in Lummus Park in Miami Beach as part of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Projects.
To the surprise of the amazed passersby, the palm tree, spins for 30 seconds and then stays still for two minutes. “That’s funny!”, one of the spectators calls out, and the piece is certainly one of the most popular art works during Art Basel Miami Beach. But there’s more behind it.
Ana Linnemann: (From the series) The Invisibles, 2008, Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo. Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Projects. December 7, 2008.
PS: This is post number 990. Now the count down to #1000 has begun. We will celebrate this anniversary with a special screening online and in our new studio in Basel and online (more information on that coming soon). But we would like to thank our viewers, collaborators, friends, artists, designers, architects, art professionals, and everyone who supported us. It’s you who make this project so successful and so much fun. Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!
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