Friday, June 24, 2011

Power play

In Frankfurt we saw Carston Höller’s work 220 volts at the MMK (Museum for Modern Art). It consists of an exposed electric power connector lying on the floor among a scattering of sweets. It’s a kid trap! When we asked the museum’s curator if the power was in fact on he replied, “If we left the power on mothers would protest outside the gallery.” Which didn’t really answer the question.