Tuesday, 29 June 2010
The New Decor
Also on at the Hayward Gallery along with Ernesto Neto, the New Decor is a lovely bright show of objects where I guess art and furniture intersect. Our favourites included 1/2 Life by Jin Shi, which reproduces a Chinese migrant workers living quarters at, of course, half size; Doris Salcedo's Untitled room piece,; Martin Boyce's suspended fluorescent sculpture; Jim Lambie's optical tape ramp (you had to be there); and Django Hernandez's revolving chair leg. The main room of the gallery looks especially great with all the light works in it - really bright and not like it usually does with subdued gallery lighting.