Who is the fairest of them all?
Everyone wants a room with an expansive view – but what happens when that immense view is confined to what’s actually inside? Just how disorientating would that become?
In New York’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery such a room has been in place since it was first created by Lucas Samaras in 1966. In Room no. 2 Samaras takes everything inside the room – the walls, the ceiling, the floor, the furniture, and covers it in mirrored surfacing.
As good art should, the room makes the viewer think as much about themselves as they do the work (even if it’s simply to wonder if their hair always looks that messy at the back). They say your choice in furniture reflects who you are as a person. Never has it been truer than from within these infinite walls.