For the Art Public section of Art Basel Miami Beach, Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino conceived a performance that was meant to take place throughout the duration of the fair. It was planned that hundreds of volunteers helped to lift a 20 x 20 feet sculptural platform invoking the iconic attractions of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Although this “test of the physical investment and personal commitment to the realization of creative moments” wasn’t very successful due the lack of a sufficient number of volunteers, it was certainly worth a try. At least it worked at the Art Public’s Opening Night.
Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair (The flying Merchant Ship), Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach, November 30, 2011.
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