vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
 
vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
apr 30, 2015

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
all images courtesy of vincent leroy 

 

 

vincent leroy: boreal halo
muzeul national de arta contemporana (MNAC), bucharest
on now until may 17th, 2015

 

the muzeul national de arta contemporana — MNAC — in bucharest, romania is the temporary home of the ‘boreal halo’ by french artist vincent leroy. inside the grand palace, the ten-meter diameter installation slowly rotates, casting a mesmerizing, hypnotic trance over the room. the mass of the object creates an interesting contrast to the stark solidity of the marble floors, striking a tense-balance that gives the structure a sense of lightness

vincent leroy boreal halo MNAC designboom
‘boreal halo’ is harmonious in the room despite its apparent contrast 

 

 

 

undulating along its pre-determined path, ‘boreal halo’ fills the otherwise empty space, giving it light and changing viewers’ perspectives. visitors to the installation are able to walk around and through, at times being caught in the interior. the work by vincent leroy comes to bucharest from past installations in paris (seen on designboom here) and lyon, france. curated by rokolectiv bucharest, ‘boreal halo’ is on show until may 17th, 2015

 


video courtesy of  Vincent Leroy

 

vincent leroy boreal halo MNAC designboom
the halo levitates over the gallery’s marble floor 

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
vincent leroy in the center of ‘boreal halo’ 

vincent leroy boreal halo MNAC designboom
as the object rotates, visitors can pass through or remain inside

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
eventually, the path of the ring will catch spectators inside  

vincent leroy boreal halo MNAC designboom
‘boreal halo’ forces visitors to remain vigilant of the space they occupy 

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
visitors at the exhibition

vincent leroy fills gallery with hypnotic, undulating boreal halo
the ring contrasts heavily with the extravagant design of the museum 

vincent leroy boreal halo MNAC designboom
MNAC, bucharest, romania 

 

 

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  • I would love to see this. Excellent. Jim

    jimcan

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