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Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing

This morning I was making a beeline to the Olafur Eliasson pieces through a crowded MoMA when my efforts and attentions were diverted to two other exhibits- Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing and Projects 87: Sigalit Landau.

Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing

Glossolalia means speaking in tongues and the exhibit reflects how each artist while exploring their own path, created their own visual language. The show includes 100 works by self-taught outsider artists and conventionally trained professionals including – Öyvind Fahlström, Henry Darger, Basquiat , Jim Nutt, Raymond Pettibon, Russell Crotty, Yayoi Kusama, Richard Prince, Patti Smith, and the forever irresistible Tom of Finland. I went through the rooms about 5 times before i started to feel the guards observation – and decided to move on. but what a welcomed surprise- it closes 07 july- so don’t miss it!

Projects 87: Sigalit Landau

In DeadSee (2005), Israeli artist Landau floats in a spiral of 500 green watermelons creating a 19-foot spiral on the salt-saturated waters of the Dead Sea until the coil slowly unravels. In Barbed Salt Lamps (2007), objects made of barbed wire have been submerged in the salt-saturated Dead Sea and dried in the sun, forming a crystallized surface. really beautiful.