Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Posted by Alex Bec,

Yesterday evening I was treated to a truly wonderful piece of installation art at The Curve gallery at the Barbican.

The artist responsible, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot was originally trained as a musician and composer, and the influence is obvious. Transforming the usually quite dark and claustrophobic space into a bright walk-through aviary, full of zebra finches incidentally playing instruments as they go about their day-to-day. The show’s had a lot of coverage, but what’s rarely mentioned is the beauty and confident aloofness of the birds themselves. I urge you to brave the queues before it closes on Sunday.


Posted by Alex Bec

Alex is one of the directors of It’s Nice That who now oversees our sister creative agency INT Works. For several years he oversaw the Monday Morning Music Video feature until it came to an end in 2014.