A few weeks ago I went to the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, where an opening of three shows went on simultaneously. Given, I was there with an assignment to take photographs of the ongoing events, I walked around the exhibition halls photographing for the assignment and for myself. Going to a museum or a gallery for me is more often than not a multi-layered experience. I enjoy the art on display, the environment, the overall feeling in response to what I see and then, there is almost always someone around me who would make a comment, gesture, or simply assume an intriguing facial expression while looking at the art. I appreciate these moments tremendously! They somehow complete the experience for me, adding that momentary uniqueness to the overall experience. Of course, I do not carry my camera with me every time I visit a museum but this one night, I was just lucky. I had my camera and the moments presented themselves.
The older couple, the man with two glasses, one in each hand, the guy who is taking a picture of the picture with his phone and the woman trying to start a conversation with the artist while she is tearing pages of her old diaries and shredding them as part of her installation piece(there was a note right next to the artist “Please, do not talk to the artist”)…these simply warm my heart. What do you think?