Roger Hiorns’ immersive foam-spewing sculpture on the Laguna Gloria peninsula is a hit.
The Contemporary Austin has announced that Hiorns’ installation will now be activated three times a week: 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through the run of the “Strange Pilgrims” exhibit which continues until Jan. 24.
And admission to the museum is free on Tuesdays too.
Hiorns’s “A retrospective view of the pathway” spews non-toxic, environmentally safe white foam out of two enormous plastic tubs.
The installation will erupt rain or shine.
And yes, you can play in the bubbles.
An ambitious and thoughtful exhibit, “Strange Pilgrims” was organized by the Contemporary and features a range of experiential and kinetic art that encompasses the whole gamut of mood and sensibility, from giggle-inspiring spectacles like Hiorns’ bubbles to Bruce Nauman’s anxiety-inducing “Green Light Corridor” that challenges the less claustrophobic — and not-so-bulky visitor — to shimmy through through its one-foot-wide aperture.