There was one exhibit that stood out from the others for me. It was a section called Cosmic Dialogues. This is where it really gets interesting. Besides the space age art by other Latin Americans such as Gego, the main part is an area dedicated to the artist, Gyula Kosice.
Again, you may ask me, what does this have to do with alternative energy and global warming? This artist has captured the idea of space travel when the Earth dies to the best extent.
On this blog, we don’t only talk about how to make the world a cleaner place and being able to make things better for us, we talk about how it could be if we didn’t as well. Future living spaces that could protect us, to living in space. When I think of these concepts, Gyula Kosice hit these perfectly.
He called them the Hydrospacial City. They explore the ability of how we can change the way we interact with the water and space around us, while fitting in human conditions. The artist built Plexiglas models of cities that could float in space and keep us alive. He worked on these models from 1946 to 1972, a long and very well thought out design and building phase. Unfortunately, no one really considered his art as a possibility on the way we could live for the future. He was just too far ahead of his time. Until now.
The MFAH put up his exhibit to show us the way we could all live in our future. It is in a large room that is immersive features many of his models and sketches hanging from the walls and ceilings. It is featured in a room that is lit with small lights that look like stars. The room has an eerie space like glow. It is perfect for these marvelous designs.
I really enjoyed this exhibit because it featured one of the many art feats that have been way ahead of their time. Now, looing at some modern scientists points of views of how things could turn out, his art isn’t too far off. It’s clean and futuristic, like many modern designs. In my mind, it is also completely possible, the only thing that would need a little work would be spaces to put plants. Over all, his designs just show water and human life, but as many of you know, we need plants to make oxygen so we can breathe.
The exhibit will still be at the Houston Museum of Fine Art until August 23 of 2015. If any of you are in the area, I highly recommend you visit it. The exhibit is included in normal admission fee.