Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mike Kelly

Horizontal Tracking Shots show at Gagosian 7 Nov-23 Dec 09


Petting Zoo at Skulptur Projekte

'The angels who came to Sodom and Gomorrah to put an end to the notorious sins of the cities’ inhabitants warned only Lot and his wife that they must leave the city. And although they were told to do so without looking back even once, Lot’s wife disobeyed the angels’ instruction and was transformed into a pillar of salt. ... ever since the tragic event, animals have come to the pillar to lick the salt. ... Mike Kelley is restaging this biblical legend, expanding the scene, however, to include the visitors. The animals may be fed and petted, and all of them – sheep, goats, and ponies – will be crowding together with the visitors around Mrs. Lot’s pillar.' [www.lwl.org/LWL/Kultur/skulptur-projekte/kuenstler/kelley]

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