Your Take on the Art

 

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Last week the museum was in transition as we built a tower for Bikuben and installed Christopher Kelly GOD COMPLEX. While the Main Gallery and Street Gallery were closed for installation, In Motion: Borders and Migrations continued to capture visitors’ attention.

A couple from Wisconsin couldn’t help but ask as they left, “Does he ever get out of the sand? Does he even have legs?”

They were referring to Caleb Duarte’s haunting video of a man struggling to get out of a hole in the ground on the beach, waves crashing behind him.

“It’s spooky,” the woman said, shaking her head in awe.

Drea, a visitor from Los Angeles, said that where she grew up helps her understand the struggles immigrants have as they start a new life in the United States.

“I liked the film with the guys in the parking lot. I like the irony of the piece, although it is sad,” she said. “This is something that needs to be discussed more.”

In Motion: Borders and Migrations is on view until September 27.

Bikuben is on view until December 20, and GOD COMPLEX until August 16.