At Laguna Gloria, foam sculpture now activated three times a week

Roger Hiorns’ immersive foam-spewing sculpture on the Laguna Gloria peninsula is a hit.

Roger Hiorns foam-spewing installation at Laguna Gloria. Photo by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.
Roger Hiorns foam-spewing installation at Laguna Gloria. Photo by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.

The Contemporary Austin has announced that Hiorns’ installation will now be activated three times a week: 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through the run of the “Strange Pilgrims” exhibit which continues until Jan. 24.

And admission to the museum is free on Tuesdays too.

Hiorns’s “A retrospective view of the pathway” spews non-toxic, environmentally safe white foam out of two enormous plastic tubs.

The installation will erupt rain or shine.

And yes, you can play in the bubbles. FullSizeRender

An ambitious and thoughtful exhibit, “Strange Pilgrims” was organized by the Contemporary and features a range of experiential and kinetic art that encompasses the whole gamut of mood and sensibility, from giggle-inspiring spectacles like Hiorns’ bubbles to Bruce Nauman’s anxiety-inducing  “Green Light Corridor” that challenges the less claustrophobic — and not-so-bulky visitor — to shimmy through through its one-foot-wide aperture.

www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

 

 

 

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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