(Big Bambú) BBMet 03.15.2010_k441f, 1996-2011 - Mike and Doug Starn
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About (Big Bambú) BBMet 03.15.2010_k441f
This photograph by Mike and Doug Starn is from their 2010 installation Big Bambíº: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop, in which the twin artist duo organized the creation of a labyrinth of bamboo on ...Read More
This photograph by Mike and Doug Starn is from their 2010 installation Big Bambíº: You Can't, You Don't, and You Won't Stop, in which the twin artist duo organized the creation of a labyrinth of bamboo on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The installation was a constant work in progress, built throughout the summer, and the pair chose bamboo as their medium for its lightness, its strength, and its changeability in response to light and weather. Doug Starn said, "This piece is organic. It's about all the things in your life, including those that aren't planned."
This work was included in UnFramed, an exhibition curated by Vik Muniz for ACRIA's 2011 benefit for AIDS research.
About the Artist
About Mike and Doug Starn
Since the mid-1980s, the identical twins Mike and Doug Starn have been collaborating on conceptual photographs and installations. Often, they use images from nature—leaves ...Read More
Since the mid-1980s, the identical twins Mike and Doug Starn have been collaborating on conceptual photographs and installations. Often, they use images from nature—leaves, tree branches, and moths, for instance—to explore themes of circulation and connection.
In the summer of 2010, their temporary site-specific installation Big Bambú transformed the Metropolitan Museum’s rooftop into an evolving, interactive waveform made entirely of bamboo poles; a version of the piece later appeared at the 2011 Venice Biennial. Another work by the Starns, the mosaic, fused-glass and stainless steel installation See it split, see it change, is permanently on view at the South Ferry subway station.
The Starns have received numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Fine Art Photography and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. They have exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad, with solo exhibitions at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal in Leiden, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, among many other institutions.
DescriptionLambda digital chromogenic color print.
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