Ryan Takaba’s installation A Relationship With Flight at Blue Star Contemporary expands on his investigations from his Berlin Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and his ongoing research on death rite rituals.
Ryan Takaba’s installation A Relationship With Flight in Blue Star Contemporary’s Middle Gallery expands on his investigations from his Berlin Residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien and his ongoing research on death rite rituals. The private altar consists of three elements – fresh flowers, the burning of incense, and the lighting of candles, the materials of which are utilized in this work. The sphere is in the form of a balloon lifting ash. The cube is in the form of a kite sailing flowers. The wax piece in the form of a parachute melting. All three of these forms move and respond to the draft in the room, the temperature, the objects energy, and the viewers presence–the fourth element of the installation. Takaba’s work creates an intersection between physics and metaphysics, calling the viewer to be aware to the physical space they occupy and their effects, and perhaps our spiritual existence with refences to human mortality and unseen forces.
Blue Star Contemporary has reopened to the public with updated visiting procedures. All visitors must schedule an online reservation prior to entrance.
NEW VISITOR GUIDELINES
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Face masks must be worn during the duration of your visit by all guests older than 10 years of age.
A temperature check will be required upon arrival; we will use a touchless thermometer
You must observe social distancing of 6 feet from others and maintain proper respiratory etiquette
Sorry, we are not welcoming large groups at this time.
WE’RE DOING MORE TO HELP ENSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
You’ll notice a new plexiglass screen at our admissions desk
Cashless donations in support of our nonprofit museum happily accepted in lieu of admissions
Public restroom doors now have foot pulls–no hands required!
Hand sanitizer is plentifully provided throughout our galleries
Increased disinfection and cleaning around the clock
Our staff will wear face masks, have their temperature checked, and maintain distance requirements.
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2020/11/06 - 2021/05/09