jaime hayon animates the high museum of art's piazza with whimsical interactive installation
 
jaime hayon animates the high museum of art's piazza with whimsical interactive installation
jun 07, 2016

jaime hayon animates the high museum of art's piazza with whimsical interactive installation

jaime hayon animates the high museum of art’s piazza with whimsical interactive installation 
photo by jonathan hillyer

 

 

 

as part of atlanta’s high museum of art‘s multi-year series of installations that activates the cultural institution’s slater sifly piazza, jaime hayon has erected ‘tiovivo’—a site-specific set of large-scale, wooden sculptures that transforms the public square into an artistic playground. the first major commission in the U.S. for the spanish creative, ‘tiovivo’ is comprised of four interactive structures that take on familiar shapes of animals or objects, such as a pig or a bell, that are adorned with whimsical patterns of polka dots and stripes rendered in vibrant colors, offering a sense of playfulness. each one is outfitted with a set of stairs or slides, and openings that are specifically sized for children, that encourage the museum’s young guests to climb in and engage with the installations.
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the site-specific installation animates the museum’s pizza, turning it into an artistic playground
photo by jonathan hillyer

 

 

 

‘tiovivo’ animates the piazza, turning the outdoor space into an art gallery, playground and summer refuge, setting an atmosphere of socialization and recreation. throughout the course of the warmer months, it will also become a stage for performances, art-making activities and special events co-organized with local partner institutions.

 

‘tiovivo’ is on show until november 27th, 2016.

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each structure has openings that encourage the museum’s young guests to climb in and engage with the installation
photo by jonathan hillyer

 

 

 

the exhibition is sponsored by a grant from the lettie pate evans foundation, which is part of the family of foundations that includes the robert w. woodruff foundation. the lettie pate evans foundation is an independent private foundation that invests primarily in education, arts and culture.jaime hayon high museum of art atlanta designboom
‘tiovivo’ is comprised of four interactive structures that take on familiar shapes of animals or objects
photo by jonathan hillyer
jaime hayon high museum of art atlanta designboom
the installation sets an atmosphere of socialization and recreation
photo by jonathan hillyer
jaime hayon high museum of art atlanta designboom
the wooden sculptures are adorned with whimsical patterns of polka dots and stripes rendered in vibrant colors
photo by jonathan hillyer
jaime hayon high museum of art atlanta designboom
‘tiovivo’ animates the piazza, turning the outdoor space into an art gallery, playground and summer refuge
photo by jonathan hillyer

  • We love the whimsical design by Jaime and they are captured stunningly photos by Jonathan. We are looking forward to Jaime’s workshop this summer and learning what he learned in the process of creating this exhibit.

    Domaine de Boisbuchet

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