All that empty space
On Sunday I headed down to the CAC to check out the Katrina exhibit. I found the video documentaries insightful and the photographs amazing. There is also an elaborate architecture exhibit that was interesting but way over my scope of understanding. That being said, I was mildly disappointed. Let me preface that I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in what it takes to get a viable exhibit running but my impression was the CAC’s exhibit was small– too small for such an enormous event. And the number and range of photographs we minor in comparison to NOMA’s exhibit. And with all that empty space…
The potential for greatness in expression is lacking from this exhibit. Where are all the artists? Where are the exhibits that question popular notions of art? I expected to find an MRE in one corner huddled next to kernels of cat food and a half-empty Kentwood 12 ounce bottle of water. Or sheetrock that has been sealed and framed (because let’s face it– it may have smelled awful but the patterns and colors were breathtaking.)
Or was all that empty space the exhibit itself?