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Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Leaning on Lenin

My favorite public sculpture is Cloud Gate in Chicago's Millennium Park. I love the way people freely interact with the enormous reflective object. The new outdoor installation at The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art possesses a bit of Cloud Gate's communal potential. The intriguing Gao Brothers piece exudes a similar sort of silvery gleam. Yet the manicured lawn that buffers it from the sidewalk strongly implies that the sculpture is to be admired only from a distance. Hands off, comrade.


  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger kcmeesha said…

    Of all the Lenin's I've seen in my years, this is the most polished one. Although there were times when people would get shot for attaching Mao to his head.


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