Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C. + Budapest

Title: 
Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C. + Budapest

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Object Name: 
Video
Title: 
Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C. + Budapest
Accession Number: 
2019.7.8
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
2017
Web Description: 
Simple, direct, and beautiful, Tamás Ábel’s Colour Therapy is a powerful statement of queer presence. In this performance, Ábel used a fabricated glass mirror to reflect the rainbow flag onto the Millennium Monument in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, and the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., bringing his subtle and resonant protest to the spiritual heart of each nation. -Susie J. Silbert Instagram: @tamasabelglass WeChat: tamasabelglass
Provenance: 
Abel, Tamas (Hungarian, b. 1991), Source
2017
to
2019-12-05
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Video, "Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C. + Budapest". Video. 2 minute, 30 second video performance of the artist carrying his "33" Rainbow" to the monuments, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. and the Millennium Monument in Budapest, and using sunlight to reflect an artificial rainbow on targeted areas of the monuments surfaces.
CA+D Reopening 2020
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
2020 refresh of the Contemporary Art and Design galleries after the deinstallation of the 2019 temporary exhibition, "New Glass Now".
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2018-05-12 through 2020-01-05
New Glass Now is an international survey of contemporary glass celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s flagship contemporary publication, New Glass Review. For 40 years, New Glass Review has served as an annual benchmark for contemporary glass, documenting the innovation, dexterity, and creativity of artists, designers, and architects working in this challenging material. New Glass Now also commemorates the 40th and 60th anniversaries, respectively, of two groundbreaking exhibitions in the Museum’s history: New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) and Glass 1959. These landmark exhibitions documented glass on a global scale and brought unprecedented critical and popular attention to the material, its makers, and designers. Just like New Glass Review and its precursor exhibitions, New Glass Now will be curated from an open call for submissions by the Museum’s curator of modern and contemporary glass and a panel of guest curators. Selected entries will be included in both New Glass Review 40 and the exhibition New Glass Now.
 
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