If there was ever something in the world of home decor that might elicit a “tilt-your-head-and-say-huh?”-kind of moment, it might be this image. I took a double-take clicking through the web when I came across artist Doris Salcedo’s art installation of 1,600 chairs stacked precariously between two ordinary and unremarkable buildings; a hardware store and small ironmongery business. According to an article on White Cube “…Salcedo’s work has become increasingly installation-based, using the gallery spaces or unusual locations to create vertiginous environments charged with politics and history.”
It never ceases to amaze me how an ordinary item like a chair can be utilized in ways that provoke extraordinary results. If Salcedo’s aspiration for this art piece was to instill thought and amazement, she succeeded.
All photos courtesy of Universe in Universe.