Saturday, June 5, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 62 - MUAC Art Gallery















One of my favourite art galleries here in the city is the relatively new Museum of Contemporary Art down in the south of the city on the UNAM university campus...
















Last weekend when I visited, however, I was more taken with these chairs rather than either of the art exhibitions on display. I think they become rather cool exhibits in their own right....




















And that is another major reason to visit as the architecture, design and space of the building reaches the height of contemporary coolness. These shots that look like monochrome are actually colour shots....



MUAC forms part of the UNAM Cultural Centre which includes concert halls, theatres, and a fantastic restaurant called "Azul y Oro" . It makes for a wonderful full day and evening out for culture vultures...


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32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What lovely, different chairs! They fit well with the modern art. And they do leave wonderful shadows! Hope you have a great weekend, Catherine!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

the courtyard
huddling together
four white chairs

Shimmering Shadow

frayedattheedge said...

Excellent shadow shots - I would probably have spent hours moving the chairs round to form more patterns!!

Catherine said...

frayed at the edge - I was very tempted to do just that but had already received many weird looks for photographing the chairs rather than looking at the art!!

...louciao... said...

I think these shadow shots of yours make a fine exhibit in their own right!

Ralph said...

Chairs as pieces of art are unique. Perhaps the seating comfort might be underwhelming, but the style is artistic, a fine compromise that gives us sculpting that is pleasing on the eyes - and great shadows, too!

bobbie said...

These chairs are unique all by themselves. The shadows really add to the photos.

Manang Kim said...

A very unique design of chair. Happy Sunday!


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EG Wow said...

I love the clear shadows you photograph from week to week!

Cassie said...

Really great Shadow Shots Catherine! Clean and sharp. Happy SSS to you!

jabblog said...

Fantastic sharp shadows (goodness, it must be hot there :-}) but I find those chairs quite threatening! (Is it me? - well, yes, of course . . . ;-})

Dianne said...

fantastic in B&W
such clean lines and bold shadows
I thought the chairs WERE an exhibit
your photos should be displayed :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Neat shadows!

Martha Z said...

These chairs have wonderful shadows and you were very creative in the photographing of them.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Now those are gorgeous chairs,I love your photos and the design of the chairs is so very Retro.

Well done on the shadows.

Sweet Repose said...

What a perfectly artful study for us shadow shooters, very classy!

Renee said...

Cool chairs! Cool shadows!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Cool chairs! We are entranced with the first & last picture from above - they look like micro pictures, the bolders look like pebbles, making those chairs look like they are for dolls! Fun!

Jonny Hamachi said...

Good Stuff

Hey Harriet said...

These are great! They do work perfectly as little art exhibits!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

My family really appreciate your shots today as we adore contemporary arts.

Wow! lucky U, u visited that museum. I can imagine roaming around and see n even touch those gorgeous displays.

Enjoy & happy SS...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Exquisite shots - some artists would claim a fortune for such works.

sarayutouched said...

love it!!! very cool shots!!!

Sarah said...

Great shots of those very stylish chairs! Did you sit in them and were they comfortable? Thye look as if they would be!

wanderlust said...

The chairs are really cool, and they cast such nice shadows too!

Dan Kent said...

I agree - wonderful chairs, and great shots. Love the black & white. Reminds me of Andre Kertesz.

Catherine said...

love all the comments this week...very much appreciated!!

Angie said...

Modern art chairs - icons! Fantastic shots. Thanks for your visit. Try & read Searching for The Secret River, very, very interesting! Love your post on the graves of Cornish tin miners.

A Cuban In London said...

The chairs are great, but your photos (especially the first one) more than contribute to highlighting their excentricity. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Peter said...

Quite a different - but nice - way to illustrate what you would believe to be a place for very colourful Mexican art! Maybe a coming post?

Owen said...

Looks like a fine place to put one's feet up for a while...

Catherine said...

what a fantastic response this week - much appreciated - loved reading all your comments...