Members' Preview Day: Push Pull by Valeska Soares

noon - 2 pm

See (and taste) a special Members-only performance of Push Pull, one of the interactive works in the exhibition Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now.

Push Pull features giant masses of saltwater taffy dangling from specially fabricated stainless steel hooks. Performers at various stations push and pull the taffy in a continuous movement to generate continually morphing sculptures. In collaboration with Kreëmart, the artist handpicks the various taffies, each with a different color and flavor.

Visitors are invited to receive pieces of each sculpture, tasting the results of this collective labor—a literal way of “consuming” the work of art.

This performance is free for Phoenix Art Museum Members. To become a Member today, please click here!

Image: Valeska Soares in collaboration with Kreëmart, Push Pull, 2013. Interactive sculpture with taffy. Installation view, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, 2013.

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