If you see one art exhibit...

TextI keep hearing tons of amazed buzz about the Tim Hawkinson exhibit at LACMA—more than I hear about King Tut. On yesterday's All Things Considered on National Public Radio, KCRW producer Sarah Spitz raved about the show. The NPR website calls it "slyly conceptual and a carnival sideshow, awe-inspiring and absurd...The first thing visitors to the exhibit come upon is Pentecost, a massive tree with 12 Gumby-shaped figures sprawling on its giant branches. When a motion detector senses the viewer's presence, the figures begin striking the tree like a drum, each using a different body part." The installation leaves the museum after August 28.


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