Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
I usually run with a theme. This week I am returning to our National Art Gallery. In my post about the Monet exhibition I said that we would go back to see the Contemporary Worlds: Indonesia exhibition. We did.
I also mentioned that I often find contemporary art difficult for a variety of reasons. I still do (not least on this visit because I am very sketchy on Indonesian history and culture), but am (of course) glad we went.
Here are some of the images which spoke loudest to me.
This piece stands just outside the entrance to the exhibition. The final shots were details from the plinth on which it stood.
This next one, being constructed of plastic waste, struck home.
It is by Tita Salina and is titled the 1001st island - the most sustainable island in the archipelago. Ouch.
This one is by Entang Wihaso and is called Temple of hope: Door to Nirvana.
I found these by Eko Nugroho intriguing - and the second distressing.
Brilliant splashes of colour and whimsy.
Most of the gallery is free to enter so after we had wandered through this exhibition we explored some other areas. The work on display changes regularly and there is ALWAYS something to marvel at, and/or to ponder.
These came from the Maori Markings: Ta Moko exhibit. And I winced.
Another example of Contemporary Art which doesn't speak to me. Yayoi Kusama's The Spirits of the Pumpkins descended into the Heaven was an installation rather than a piece. Five people at a time are allowed in, and I found it claustrophobic and didn't understand (or appreciate it).
I loved the Tiffany dragon fly lamp.
This is the detail from a lift. It is by Reko Rennie, an indigenous artist and is called Message Stick. The lift is lined with a print from this work.
I did smile at this bumper sticker from a car parked near ours.
The Gallery is a wonderful place. Like or loathe the pieces on display I always love our visits.