Chris Burden at New Museum

Yesterday I saw Chris Burden’s retrospective entitled “Extreme Measures” at The New Museum in New York. Highlights for me were “Tale of Two Cities”, an installation consisting of 5,000 toys, two miniature cities, sand, rocks, plants, amongst other objects that together create a mesmerizing aerial view of a contemporary city created with child-like imagination. I also enjoyed a film that shows dozens of commercial-building steel beams falling from the sky (dropped from an unseeable giant crane), and landing in a plotted area absorbing them, creating a massive, metal sculptural piece.

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