Internationally celebrated artist Jaume Plensa is known for his poetic approach to sculpture. He produces works of art that evoke silence and inward reflection, engaging in a creative practice informed by his deep interest in the physical manifestation of spiritual energy. On view in the museum’s State Street Gallery, Jaume Plensa: Talking Continent is an enveloping installation of suspended steel forms that appear to transcend their own physical weight and volume, and instead convey lightness, translucence, and fluidity. - Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.
These pieces weigh between 25 and 150 lbs. Confusing to look at because you know they have to be heavy but since they are floating in air they look like they must be light.
I went over to the docent and said, I know the answer to this but could I just touch one? Uh, no.
An exceptionally cool thing is that you can carefully walk between them.
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE letters. These letters are from 8 different languages.
Note to MMoCA: The one thing missing are some benches along the walls. I really want to sit on on a bench on each of the 4 sides and really, really study these, and think, and watch people react. I'd go alone and stay a satisfyingly long amount of time.
Other than that the show is open until April 15. I'd say, don't miss it.