In honor of Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks for the “often translucent and usually malleable and soft… bubbles, spheres and inflatable structures” described in my Thanksgiving reading, Thin skin:
The following are a collection of snap shots of images of inspirational pieces from the “Thin Skin” exhibit. This exhibit sought to identify “some of the reasons behind this resurgence of the bubble [in contemporary art] and its various spin-offs…” Carin Cuoni, the exhibit’s curator, eloquently provides the following reason:
“In our mediated environment we have developed a new spatial sensibility, tailored to in between spaces neither virtual nor real, that finds its artistic expression in installations involving bubbles, balloons or translucent cocoon-like environments.”
Thanks to Carin Kuoni and the Independent Curators International for putting togethether such an inspiring exhibit. I highly recommend its catalog, where many of the following images appear in much higher resolution and quality accompanied by fascinating essays and critical theory. I’ve taken the liberty of making a few of my own curatorial additions, as well. Those are noted as such.