Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Nick Dong at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosted an opening party last week for their new summer art installation, Nick Dong: 11 to 88.
The Taiwanese/Oakland sculptor Nick Dong (above right) has envisioned a huge project of 88 transcendent art works, and this exhibit is the initial batch of 11.
It is requested that attendees take off their shoes or put on slip-coverings and to otherwise stay quiet.
Most of the sculptures are also engineering marvels involving slow illumination and motion.
Mirrors are also a big part of the equation.
There is a curtained room containing the above piece which has a tiny rotating object in the center of the suspended circle and an evolving light show on the walls and ceiling.
There are four unobrusive chairs where you can sit down and let your mind float into the cosmos.
The piece de resistance is a mirrored room monitored by an attendant outside. You sit on a circular seat in the middle for a three-minute light and mirror show that's strange, psychedelic, and awe-inducing.
The room was too busy last week at the opening so we returned for Free Admission Wednesday today and revisited the near-empty gallery. Check it out.

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