Kitchener, ON - THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener is excited to present Martin Creed’s art installment Work No. 1513: Half the air of a given space Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.
Martin Creed welcomes visitors into a glass room filled with over 1300, 16 inch, orange balloons. Creed has devoted his career to a lifelong investigation of how we physically experience every day life. His work is to be an immersive experience, which indirectly poses questions on how we view, understand and create art.
Creed invites visitors of all ages to participate in this installation, in order to understand the true expression of the work. Our perception of space is drastically changed in this playful yet claustrophobic environment.
The art in this work is created by form being given to the air that surrounds us. This is done by precisely measuring and capturing half of the air in a room. This air is captured in nearly 1500 hundred balloons.
“I first experienced this installation at the National Gallery in Ottawa and could not be more excited to bring it to THEMUSEUM,” exclaims David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “As a work that appeals to both adults and children it really connects with the environment that we promote here at THEMUSEUM. Work No. 1513: Half the air of a given space brings an interesting physical perspective to art.”
Work No. 1513: Half the air of a given space is open now at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener.