Wildlife Art

by Ron Mader

Mexico City – For visitors to Chapultepec Park, Museo Rufino Tamayo features the Lacandon Forest and Monarch Butterfly reserves in the Novelas de la Selva exhibit created by Henrik Hakansson which includes superb photos, night vision videos via Cuddeback cameras (also on display), a 4-hour soundscape and Google Earth maps. It’s always a treat to visit the Tamayo and this exhibit is a surreal entry to the museum. The exhibit is on display through September 21.

What’s missing? A few connections, starting with linking the installation with the outdoors. It was hard to visit this exhibit and step outside into one of the most impressive city parks in the world without asking if a similar natural art exhibit couldn’t be taken outside. Also on the wishlist – a more tech-friendly exhibit. For example, it would also be great to see some of these night vision movies and maps on the Web. Personally, I’d love to listen to the audio as a downloadable podcast.


Flickr Groups: World Museums (75 members), City Parks (29 members)

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