So I was really happy to find on my visit to Kanazawa's 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art that in addition to his The Swimming Pool permanent installation, I'd also be able to take in a special exhibition entitled Leandro Erlich -- The Ordinary? featuring 17 of the Buenos Aires-born artist's works -- and that photography was allowed in those galleries which housed them (as well as in the outdoor areas of the museum).
As it turned out, I not only was impressed by the Leandro Erlich exhibition but also by pretty much by everything I saw at the Kanazawa museum; so much so that while we haven't approached the half way point of 2014 yet, I wouldn't be surprised if I've already visited my favorite museum of this year...
I have to start this photo-essay off with a view
of Leandro Erlich's The Swimming Pool
On a visit to the museum, make sure to
go downstairs and walk along this corridor...
...so that you can view The Swimming Pool
from under the water surface! :b
Leandro Erlich's take on a staircase -- with a gallery attendant
in the picture to help show why it's out of the ordinary :)
Puppet Ponyo and a kind friend help show that
Erlich's Staircase is a fully three-dimensional work! :b
To fully appreciate Erlich's Invisible Garden, you have to
view it from several angles -- but I hope this photo gives some idea
of how it's not the ordinary greenhouse it initially appears to be
A non-Erlich work on permanent exhibition at the museum
And on the museum roof can be found Jan Fabre's
The Man Who Measures the Clouds -- a work meant
to evoke thoughts about life, death and freedom :)