The 'Love from Mount Pom Pom' Exhibit by Misaki Kawai is Touchable

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Mar 23, 2012 • References: littlecollector and nytimes
The 'Love from Mount Pom Pom' installation by Misaki Kawai is a probe into the folkloric mountain of the same name explored through a child's point of view. This fantasy land is a main source of inspiration for the artist. The exhibit will open with various workshops and a parade of Kawai's costumed representations of the inhabitants of this mythical mountain.

Love from Mount Pom Pom is a very interactive and sensory-based experience that allows children to dress up in costume and touch all the pieces, which strays from traditional gallery etiquette requiring patrons to keep their paws off the art. The exhibit's main piece is an enormous pink dog, whose fur children are encouraged to pet, and is complemented by many other colorful furry creatures and comfy furniture that begs to be sat in.

The exhibit will run until the middle of June at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York City.