Thursday, November 10, 2011

the mumok



Often what I define as art does not coincide with what is hung on the walls of galleries and museums.
That being said, there were some pieces I enjoyed at Vienna's modern art museum, the MUMOK.
I found myself more drawn to the stark contrast of the gallery attendants' black against the whiteness of the space. Little drops of ink...

7 comments:

Bora said...

They all lean against the walls and look somehow weary as well. Is the energy of the museum that low, indeed?

szaza said...

Funny thing is, the museum had just opened!

Bora said...

Oh, so it might be the long term effect of contemporary art on human beings' morning moods :)

Jeff said...

Intersting idea to photograph employees. I love the lines. The museum employees look just like that in museums in California, too. Time must go by very slowly, indeed.

szaza said...

Thanks, Jeff.
They really stood out to me, and the way they were all leaning was very appealing. Imagine— the museum had just opened!

Kel said...

those blue hairy legs got me in!

brilliant photographic essay on a day in the life of a gallery attendant ;-)

i'm one, but i don't get to stand on a wall dressed in black looking bored, as i'm also wearing the hats of gallery newsletter creator, gallery shop manager, exhibition intake officer . . . no time to stand still, let alone look bored!

hannah margaret said...

so lovely. beautiful perspective.