|Mariko Mori at CCBB Rio 2011|
(Note to hopeful viewers, get there early to avoid the crowds as the pod can only accommodate 12 guests per hour - so there is a lot of waiting for the 15 minute experience.)
I was familiar with Mori photographic work from late last century, and was happy to find one of her most famous images inside the exhibit.
|Mariko Mori "Empty Dreams" at CCBB Rio 2011|
As has this style of self-expression for Mori, who abandoned being the star of her own artwork and slowly fades from view until the only thing that remains is the architecture that houses the action. Honestly, I would have loved to see more of her photography, as I am a big fan of self-promotional self-expression. As for the pod, rather that a performance and art space, I was fantasizing about redecorating and moving in!
Also on view is the work of Laurie Anderson, and while I have been familiar with her work for years, (even saw her perform live in Austin back in the day), this exhibit marks the first time I have seen a retrospective of her work.
|Laurie Anderson at CCBB Rio 2011|
Additionally, tucked into the catacombs of galleries within the CCBB is the exhibit "Eu me Desdobro em Muitos", and while not the star show, it is certainly worth seeing.
|CCBB Rio 2011|
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