Humongous Gas Bag Imitating Airplane Landing Is An Airport Hit
By: Going Like Sixty -
Published: Jan 15, 2009
Updated: Jul 13 2011
• References: aleksandramir.info
Plane Landing, by artist Aleksandra Mir, is a sculpture in a â€œpermanent state of landingâ€ says the artist. The plane first appeared in Paris, and has made appearances at major airports and plane watching locations across Europe as part of the show 'Shifting Identities - (Swiss) Art Now', curated by Mirjam Varadinis for Kunsthaus Zurich. When the plane was exhibited in Switzerland, it was featured on the actual tarmac.
Implications - This structure provides museum visitors with a unique on-ground airplane experience. Visitors can now enjoy the advanced technology of today's planes and aircraft structures from the safety of the ground and can skip out on a serious case of jet lag.