31 May 2012

Marc Quinn at the Oceanographic Museum - Planet


Last year the Oceanographic Museum mounted an exhibition by Damien Hirst.  This year it features another British artist, Marc Quinn.

This monumental baby called Planet (painted bronze and steel) waits for you outside the museum.

The exhibition is called 'The Litteral Zone.'

Jerry Brotton wrote 'The litteral zone, where sea meets the shore, where life on earth begins and ends, it is the location of origins, where chaos solidifes into form, where travel starts and concludes, a point of departure and a place of arrival, it is a space of fusion and of separation, where we try - and often fail - to distinguish nature from culture. And as a direct consequence, this is a space where creativity is at its most extreme and profound.'

Here's a timelapse video showing the installation of this 6 tonnes baby:

7 comments:

Ron said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing.

An Maliq said...

Great picture! I'd like to visit this exhibition.

domino said...

He is naked?! Is this allowed in Monaco?

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Great shots for a wonderful sculpture. Well done and take care!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I would expect a giant statue of marine life rather than an infant in front of the Oceanographic Museum. When this infant gets a little older, he will certainly enjoy the Oceanographic Museum like so many other children do.

Christopher Frost said...

Looks like something from Pink Floyd or 2001 A Space Odyssey. Can't say it is something that appeals though

Bob Crowe said...

This is too weird for words. It stirs up horrifying thoughts about the mother.

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