Gopnik's Daily Pic: "Fire" at the Art Museum of the Americas
By Blake Gopnik
The latest feed from my morning musings about art and objects at www.blakegopnik.com.
Daily Pic: Once again at the Organization of American States, this time looking at the facade of its museum, altered by a temporary mural called "Fire in the Museum," by Argentine artist Christian Segura. This video documents its installation.
The piece suggests that it's a warning about the dangers of fire to our cultural holdings. But I think there's also a hint of glee in it, at the idea that an artist might have an arsonist's power over an institution that has power over him.
The piece is part of a show called "Visualizing the Concept: Christian Segura/Sergio Vega," one event in a Washington festival that's celebrating the country's bicentennial. My Post colleague Michael O'Sullivan will be reviewing the exhibition.
| October 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET
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