Pictures from the Moon at the New Museum showcases experimental holographic work from some of the most renowned artists of the past fifty years. With its title alluding to the first images of Earth from outer space, the exhibit delights in the compatibility between art and scientific exploration. Mounted on the walls with diligent lighting, the show displays twelve works by six artists: Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell. Each holographic piece, imbued with movement and depth, is an exchange between subject and space that creates an interaction with the viewer. Different perspectives reveal new details and new dimensions. Peer into Bruce Nauman’s Hologram H, a mere ten by eight inch glass piece, and you will astonishingly see the artist’s entire, contorted body.
Image: Bruce Nauman, Hologram H from Second Hologram Series: Full Figure Poses (A-J), 1969. Courtesy of the New Museum.