Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chanel Mobile Art 2.55 gets a 5

Cameron and I like free stuff in the city, but as it turns out nothing in this city is ever really free. Chanel has sponsored a mobile art exhibit in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield near Bethesda Fountain. Artists, including Yoko Ono, designed their exhibits through inspiration of the Chanel 2.55 quilted handbag. The exhibition space looks like a space ship, and as I was standing in the rain waiting to be let in, I almost felt like I was in line for Space Mountain at Disneyland. The exhibit employees, while friendly, were taking themselves much too seriously. It was almost comical. Once inside we were given a set of headphones and our own personal mp3 player that would guide us through the exhibit. I would say that the whole experience was rather odd and interesting with only a few artists making even a minute impact on me, most namely the tiled floor, chandelier and Yoko Ono's wish tree. Cameron had swung by early Friday morning to get standby tickets, which we got for 9:15. We show up and they let us know that babies and infants are not allowed. Nice. I almost had a breakdown right in front of a spaceship. They were however kind enough to accommodate us with tickets for Saturday evening. That gets a 9, but the whole thing gets a 5. I suppose if you like fashion and art, then it is worth seeing, especially for the bargain price of.... $0.

2 comments:

Cannon and Kassie said...

I saw Yoko's tree in DC and while it was cool...art it is not. But when you have a big name you can get away with anything : )

E.F.G. said...

no babies? even the ones smal enough to be strapped to you the whole time? i guess that goes with the taking it seriously thing. @ least they gave you other tickets.