Inspired by Brooklyn – Brooklyn Museum Swoon Exhibition

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I am a little bit behind with posting my stuff, so this exhibition meanwhile closed. But: Last month I went to the Brooklyn Museum for Swoon‘s Submerged Motherlands Exhibition. I admire her work and I wanted to see this exhibition ever since it opened .

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In the middle of the rotunda of the museum was this amazing tree – the trunk made of dyed fabric and the branches holding intricate paper cut pieces. Swoon engaged with climate change in the installation as a response to the catastrophic Hurricane Sandy.

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The exhibition touched me – not only was I in awe by all the tiny details and the obvious love and work in putting it all together- it also made me think, feel, and smell (the rafting boats made out of garbage and that had concurred some international rivers, left some traces ocean smell in the exhibition).

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I wanted to live in this place. It was beautiful and calm.

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Where ever you looked you saw tiny pieces of repurposed every day materials into pieces of art.

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on the walls, on the floor, in air

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The drawings and colors – strong and breathtaking . It was an exhibition that made you want to explore, to stay there forever, to lay down on the floor, to just let it work it’s magic.

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I am sad the exhibition is over and not there to go back- but it makes me happy to know that the rafts found a final resting place in a forest. What a beautiful idea.

If you have the chance to see art work by this amazing artist- go and see it Follow her amazing projects – she is one inspiring and amazing person! I have a little swoon crush, I admit!

You can find Swoon on her website here, on FB, instagram and twitter.

What was the last art exhibition that made you all emotional?

 

Comments (1)

  • Michelle Salazar

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    This is amazing thank you for showing me her work I will keep my eye out to see if I can catch her exhibit live sometime!

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  • Diana Trout

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    Thanks for introducing me to this artist, Nat! I’ve had a nice little visit with you this morning ;)

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Diana :) Can’t wait to catch up via email :)

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