Glenn Kaino: Levitating the Fair. Art Public, Art Basel Miami Beach

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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