Whenever people act all normal in an abnormal environment it always looks sinister. Enter Leandro Erlich’s Swimming Pool at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. Creepy. But since it’s not Halloween just yet, there’s really no need for us to make this thing spooky, especially when it’s quite cool! Visitors can enter the installation and look out from within. They can also view the pool and everyone inside it from above by visiting the courtyard surrounding this exhibit.
The illusion that the swimming pool is full of water is created by the aqua-marine colored walls and the 10 centimeters of water that’s on the “roof” of the pool. Regardless of how real this illusion looks, you should avoid acting on your urge to dive in.
Where To See The Swimming Pool By Leandro Elrich?
The Swimming Pool is on permanent display in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.
Beijing also hosted a Swimming Pool from Leandro in 2019 in the CAFA Art Museum.
There was a version of it on display in the MoMa in New York for some time between 2008-2010 also.
He also displayed a large quantity of his work in the MALBA Museo in Buenos Aires, his hometown, in 2019.
Who Is Leandro Elrich?
Leandro Elrich is a native contemporary artist of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been wowing the planet with his out of this world physical installations for years.
He is most famous for his Swimming Pool, but has also created such wonders as the Sand Covered Traffic Jam in Miami (seen in the video below) and also his Symbol of Democracy.