Fowler Museum: Pascale Marthine Tayou
In case you're looking for something inspiring and funky to see this weekend, and you happen to be near or on the UCLA campus, go check out the World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou at the Fowler Museum. Such a cool exhibit! The artist takes every day objects and materials and transforms them into something meaningful.
I especially loved the "Black Diamond" installation piece pictured below. Unfortunately it ends March 3rd, so make sure to see it before then!
A little bit more information from the Fowler Museum website:
The Fowler Museum at UCLA presents World Share: Installations by Pascale Marthine Tayou, a large-scale immersive environment that combines his sculpture, drawings, and poetry with Fowler artworks and recorded sound. Assembled from a stunning diversity of materials and found objects, Tayou’s art is characterized by an aesthetic of accumulation. He pierces Styrofoam with thousands of pins and razorblades, stacks hundreds of birdhouses against a wall, and adorns crystal glass figures with beads, plastic flowers, and feathers. This approach derives in part from the ways African sculpture is empowered with accumulations of materials to assert various kinds of religious, social, and political authority. Tayou uses this aesthetic to raise searching questions about inequalities of wealth and power in today’s postcolonial, global context at the same time he explores the hidden, spiritual forces that infuse ordinary, everyday life in African cities. World Share is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. Tayou was born in Nkongsamba, Cameroon and lives and works in Ghent, Belgium.
Another exhibit that's ending this weekend is the Hollywood Costume Exhibit. I won't get a chance to see it – which I'm very disappointed about – but at least there's this video which gives you some feeling of being there and a background as to how they put the exhibit together: