Whimsical Art Installation at Art Basel Miami

We’ve been asked a few times if My Modern Met will be covering Art Basel this year. Though we’d love to check out all of the amazing art, due to time constraints, we’re skipping it this year. One reason why I’d personally love to go is to see Friends With You’s outdoor installation called Rainbow City. It’s a forty piece wonderland that’s inspired by Holi, a colorful spring religious festival celebrated by hindus. The air-filled sculptures will no doubt be the talk of the town, as they tower over visitors at heights that range from ten to forty feet. The surreal installation will even have sound elements to enhance their visitors’ experience. Wild! They’re projecting that 20,000 people will walk through Rainbow City between December 3rd and December 5th. Friends With You via [AM]





December 2, 2016

Upside Down Christmas Tree Hangs in the Halls of Tate Modern

  Every December, Britain’s Tate Modern debuts its much-anticipated Christmas tree. Designed by a different contemporary artist each year, the famed museum’s trees are both yuletide decorations and works of modern art. This year, Iranian installation artist Shirazeh Houshiary has quite literally turned the tradition on its head with her upside-down evergreen. Suspended by its trunk, the tree hovers above the main entrance’s stunning spiral staircase.

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December 2, 2016

Photographer Searches for Mystery Wedding Couple After Discovering Film in 50-Year-Old Camera

You never know what you’ll find when you buy something that’s vintage. When photographer Alex Galmeanu bought a rare 50-year-old camera off eBay, he never expected to find an exposed (but undeveloped) roll of film inside. “Of course I had it developed right away,” he wrote, “and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

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