Conductor and arranger Peter Breiner has made an intriguing setting for guitar and orchestra of music from George Bizet’s opera Carmen. Bizet’s 1875 opera is so full of good tunes, Breiner made his arrangement into four movements lasting about 50 minutes.
Wexner Center: Six Solos
Watch Ashley Brook, assistant producer of ArtZine, and Christopher Bedford, chief curator of exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, discuss and interact with Six Solos, a set of six independent exhibitions on display inside and outside the Wexner Center for the Arts, November 2010 through February 2011.
The exhibit, which opens in conjunction with the center’s 21st anniversary celebrations, features some very playful and interactive works.
“It’s probably a symptom of this moment, in part, that artists are interested in inviting interactivity and engaging viewers in a way that, perhaps, art hasn’t in the past. It’s not supposed to be withheld. It’s not supposed to exist at a distance. It’s supposed to interact with people,” said Bedford.
One example of this type of playful work is Joel Morrison’s huge sculpture of a latex glove, which Bedford said, is meant to inspire you to “think more about the narrative conceits of the object.”
A highly interactive sculpture by Gustavo Godoy, requires a waver to climb and was designed to play on and interact with the Wexner Center’s architecture.
Watch Brook and Bedford interact with more art featured in this playful exhibit.