Guarding the Museum

I am always intrigued by the urban art “interventions” of the Spanish art performance collective Luzinterruptus. Their latest piece titled “Plastic Garbage Guarding the Museum” is a large scale installation consisting of thousands of multicolored plastic shopping bags inflated with air, internally lit and piled in dumpsters.

The work was commissioned by Winterthur, Switzerland‘s Gewerbemuseum to underscore the environmental impact of Europe’s conspicuous consumption as part of a series called “Oh, Plastiksack!”.

The inauguration of the piece last month included a street party where bag “balloons’ were distributed to be paraded through town.

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1 Response to Guarding the Museum

  1. Interesting idea. But I wonder, does anybody mistakenly attempt to throw real trash into these dumpsters during the day?

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