"Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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American artist Roxy Paine (b. 1966) has created a 130-foot-long by 45-foot-wide stainless-steel sculpture, especially for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Giving viewers the sense of being immersed in the midst of a cataclysmic force of nature, Maelstrom (2009) is Paine’s largest and most ambitious work to date. The latest in a diverse body of work, this sculpture is one of the artist’s Dendroids based on systems such as vascular networks, tree roots, industrial piping, and fungal mycelia. Set against Central Park and its architectural backdrop, the installation explores the interplay between the natural world and the built environment amid nature’s inherently chaotic processes.

Beverage and sandwich service will be available from 10:00 a.m. until closing, including Friday and Saturday evenings. See Dining at the Met for more information about the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden.



from April 28, 2009 to October 25, 2009


Roxy Paine

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    teriteri: (2009-07-26 at 07:07)

    Installation footage of Roxy Paine on the roof of the Met on the Metropolitan Museum Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td_NVTJaah8

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