Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekend Art Picks, New York

Doug and Mike Starn, Big Bambu: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop

Appropriate to its subtitle, the latest collaboration between identical twins Doug and Mike Starn is a soaring, undulating, interlocking, and, most importantly, ever-evolving, network of 5,000 bamboo poles and 50 miles of nylon rope. The New Jersey-born duo have erected the structure, which reached a height of 30 feet for its opening on Tuesday, atop the roof of the Met in cooperation with a team of rock climbers. The work's dynamic nature will be realized in its continued construction for the duration of the exhibition, which will be filmed and documented, espousing the Starns' transcendence of traditionally separate disciplines by integrating performance, architecture, sculpture, photography, and film.

Big Bambu is on view through October 31st at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.
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