Boiserie (Detail), 2010 by Katrin Sigurdardottir
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a couple of installations by Icelandic artist Katrin Sigurdardottir on exhbit through March 6, 2011, for which I enthusiastically recommend taking a brief excursion over to the Modern Art Wing (north and south mezzanine galleries) to check out if you happen to be at the museum. The exhibit consists of a pair of site-specific installations that re-create two of the Met’s eighteenth-century French period rooms known as boiseries from the Hôtel de Crillon and the Hôtel de Cabris. The one above can be viewed through one-way mirrors while the other (Image Below) can be physically entered. Both are very cool and kind of spooky, which I like.
Photo by Bruce Schwarz, The Photograph Studio, ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art.