Make Yourself at Home at the High Museum

Written by Colleen Ann McNally
Photo rendering courtesy of the High Museum of Art

Mi Casa Your Casa Rendering 4When you think of visits to the High Museum of Art, perhaps you imagine strolling through the halls and viewing magnificent works of art hanging of the walls. Now, out-of-the-box thinking invites you to interact with art from inside of one – an eight feet by eight feet by 10 and a half feet steel framed boxes to be exact.

This month, the High unveils a sneak peek into the interactive design project “Mi Casa, Your Casa,” coming July 18 through Nov. 2 the museum’s piazza. The installation of 35 three-dimensional vibrant red open frames in the shape of houses invites you to make yourself at home ­– seriously, bring a picnic, a book, your yoga mat or your friends, and stay a while.

Created by Mexican contemporary designers-in-residence Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, this project aims to redefine the Woodruff Arts Center Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza as a blank-canvas campus where the diverse community of Atlanta can come together and be inspired by art in a whole new way.

While the site-specific work is part of a two-year initiative to activate the outdoor space in front of the High, expect the installation to evolve, travel and mutate to coincide with the High’s major exhibitions through the summer and fall. Beyond “Mi Casa, Your Casa,” Esrawe and Cadena are already commissioned to design a second outdoor installation for the Piazza in 2015, which will be inspired the public’s interaction with this project.

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