Arts A Living Sculpture Park
posted by February 28 at 10:35 AMon
That’s what the Seattle Art Museum said it wanted to create with the Olympic Sculpture Park, and so it situated the park in the middle of downtown, in the middle of the urban fray—but then filled it with almost entirely old and conservative art. Because of the infrastructural challenges of the site, the park cost $86 million.
It’s hard not to notice that for less than half that amount—$40 million—the Indianapolis Museum of Art is opening a 100-acre sculpture park that will have a spectacular opening lineup of 10 contemporary artists and artist collectives making special commissioned work for the site, according to an announcement the IMA made yesterday.
Read the roster and weep: Haluk Akakçe, Atelier Van Lieshout, Kendall Buster, Sam Easterson, Peter Eisenman, Alfredo Jaar, Los Carpinteros, Tea Mäkipää, Type A, and Andrea Zittel.