National Museum of Fine Arts: Christmas Tree Exhibition.

Yesterday I visited the National Museum of Fine Arts for the first time in ages to see the current exhibitions – amongst them this Christmas Tree one – and the permanent ones. This is the first part, with trees, and I’ll share the remaining two over the next couple of days.

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The one in the front is made from local coins. They look like dragon scales to me, which I think is really cool.

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One of my favourites. I’d probably bid on it if I had the money.

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And yes, you could bid on the trees. The starter price is mentioned on each one of them, and you just go from there. It’s a bit like an auction, I figure.

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Love the use of citrus slices on this one.

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The one on the right looks really impressive live. Industrial/ steam punk type stuff, both of which I love. And the one on the left did not impress me at all in person, but I nearly did not recognise it in this photo. I love how it looks here. Simple and understated, very light and almost translucent, an effect that for some reason was not at all readable in person.

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The one on the right is made entirely out of sunflower seeds. I like its rather aggressive decidedly non-celebratory shape, which for some reason reminds me of this.

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Another one of my favourites. I love upcycling.

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This one presses all the right buttons, Christmas mood-wise. I wish I could take a better picture of it. It’s lovely.

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This one chimes!

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Obviously I’d be attracted to a keyboard one…

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… and the denim one.

Which makes me ponder whether I’ll end my days drinking myself stupid and playing piano in a cheap saloon for a questionable living somewhere in Wyoming.

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I like this one very much, but the desire to set it on fire is almost irresistible.

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I really wish I could write about this sooner, in hopes that one of the poor lost souls who read this blog might actually be living in Moldova, will see this post, and visit the exhibition. Alas, I found out about this by complete chance from a friend’s friend post on Facebook. I found out on Sunday, late at night. The National Gallery of Fine Arts is closed on Mondays, and I went there first thing on Tuesday. Today, 18th, is the second to last day of the exhibition, so you’ve got two days left, lovah. I really wish they promoted it better and maybe ran it longer.

The art pieces on the walls that can be seen in some of the photos above belong to Igor Vieru. I’ll post a few close-ups of his works in a later post.

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