Small realities

A fascinating exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities. The introduction makes a case for the small-scale hand-built artworks — sculpture, photography and video — the need to engage directly, in response to our frequent interactions in cyberspace in front of a monitor (sometimes no more than a monitor oneself).

The exhibition includes scale model replicas of city stores, streets and diners by Alan Wolfson (flagged by Steve Heller on his Daily Heller blog).  You can see further examples on Wolfson’s website.

Finally, some miniatures by Slinkachu, Little People in the City, an appealing combination of melancholy and humour, exploring our own relationship with the big city.

Little People in the City is available in hardback with a foreword by Will Self.


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One Response to “Small realities”

  1. Alison Harmer Says:

    I love the snow globe with the man head-first in it! Art that amuses as well as fascinates.

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