On the Waterfront
Art’s been moving out of the gallery in the past few years, but taking it to the water is a new one on us.
Swoon launched a series of art rafts off the Slovenian Coast a few days ago, and with the wind on their side, they managed to float to Venice in time for the biennial art festival. The raft-sculptures—humbly titled The Swimming Cities of Serenissima—are a pretty spectacular example of junkyard set design, but we’re mostly impressed that they turned out to be seaworthy. It’s one thing to tether a few planks to a sculpture and hope it floats, but it’s quite another to take to the sea and stake your artistic reputation on your sailing skills.
- — Russell Brandom