"Flying Paper Airplanes" o "As a Mall I
Really Likes MOMA"
"Without invitation" Two hundred paper
airplanes flew from the balconies over the atrium at the MoMA on March 24 2006 at 6 pm.
A poetic protest against the Museum
as the Modern Mall of Art. A critique of the New MoMA and its exhibitions
program, specifically an examination of the show: "On
Site, New Architecture in Spain". A way to distribute
words: Flyers. The text of the flyers addresses issues about Modern Malls of
occupation and architecture. An appropriation of the public space of the museum
and its audience that subverts the politics of art and its mechanisms while
getting the benefit from the museum existence and the multitude of visitors.
This site specific and participatory art situation frames a space for utopia
and tries to
separate art and architecture from its corporate reality.
CREDITS: © Jana Leo with the
collaboration of Anne Romme and Tona Pellizzi.; © Videos by Gearoid Dolan and
Celina Alvarado. Edited by Celina Alvarado. ; © Photos by Simon Lund. ; Paper
airplane'text by Jana Leo edited by Adeola Olatokunbo and Keith McDermott.