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Madison Snaps: July 25, 2008
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Overture Colors
Overture Colors
Credit:Michael Leland

Today's image is titled Overture Colors and was photographed by Michael Leland.

A rainbow of ribbons cascades from ceiling to floor inside the glass flatiron of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, as seen in this photo shot on Thursday shortly after they were put into place. It merely one portion of "The Absent City," a new three-part installation at the museum by the Miami-based artists and architects Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, which officially opens next month.

MMoCA describes this colorful curtain in its announcement about the exhibit:

The most prominent component of the artists' site-specific installation at MMoCA is a curtain of brightly colored "ribbons" running the entire height of the museum's three-story glass prow. Made from a vinyl material often used in industrial and retail settings, the ribbons alternately cover and expose the prow's glass panels. By obscuring the museum's transparent membrane and highlighting the grand scale of the prow, the artists raise questions -- both cultural and architectural -- about the relationship between the city and the museum.
Accompanying creations in the lobby and State Street Gallery will complete the installation by Behar and Marquardt, who will discuss their work at the next First Fridays event at MMoCA on August 1. "The Absent City" officially opens on August 2 and runs through November 16.

This is the latest entry of Madison Snaps: photos of Madison-area events and locations. The Isthmus group photo pool is the primary source for Madison Snaps, which are published here with the permission of individual contributors. If you are interested in having your photo eligible for Madison Snaps, please respond to the posting on the Flickr group page, or send a message. There is no compensation for Madison Snaps photos, which are © to the respective photographers.

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