Art Installations That Will Make You Feel Like a Kid
By all means, touch the art.
There's nothing quite like a completely unpretentious art show. No silent white-box space. No lurking gallery attendants that make you want to shuffle out the way you came. And no 'no touching' rules. A pair of new shows, at the Paris location of Galerie Perrotin and the Art Institute of Chicago, feature the work of the late Venezuelan artist Jesus Rafael Soto, and encourage you to quite literally get all up in the art. (You can also get the Soto experience at LACMA, where his work Penetrable is on long-term loan.) The kinetic, spaghetti-like sculptures are made of basic materials like plastic hose in vivid hues, and make for a truly transportive—not to mention highly-instagrammable—experience. So get out there, bring the kids, and by all means tag us @LonnyMag.