Friday, January 29, 2010

Matthew Barney

(Formed and cast petroleum jelly decline bench, 1991)

Visitors to the 75th Anniversary comprehensive exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art are invited by the uniformed gallery attendant to enter a functioning walk-in cooler and experience the frigid temperature at which this sculpture – created almost 20 years ago – must be maintained to prevent it from spontaneously liquefying.