Roller Coaster Installation Will Take Art Miami Attendees on a Sweet, Apocalyptic Ride
Though much has been made of the six tons of Banksy murals that will be spread throughout this week’s Art Miami and its new offshoot CONTEXT Art Miami, an even more unconventional installation will be throwing visitors to the fairs’ sculpture park for a loop: Peter Anton’s “Sugar & Gomorrah,” an art roller coaster of whose decadence will reach biblical proportions.
Riders — single or in pairs — will be put in a car and sent on a one-minute circuit through a landscape of destruction marked with classical architecture, giant cakes, chocolates, ice cream, donuts, and more in Anton’s trademark hyperrealist aesthetic, and (partly) nude live models.
The installation, intended to incite riders to give in to their immediate desires — like buying art, perhaps? — rather than delaying gratification, is intended to evoke a world in the midst of apocalypse disaster yet overrun with sweetness, a fitting ride for the final month of the Mayan calendar.
— Benjamin Sutton
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