Costa Concordia is Now Art
Costa Concordia, the massive cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast last January, is recalled in a huge installation by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn at the Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea.
Hirschhorn, when explaining the artwork, said “I was struck by this apocalyptic upside down vision of the banal and cheap ‘nice, fake, and cozy’ interior of the overturned ship. This pictures the uncertainty and precariousness of the past, of the present moment, and of the future.” He added that “This must be the form of our contemporary disaster.”
Concordia, Concordia ends on October 20, 2012.
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