Tourist injured after falling into artist's 8-foot hole at Portugal museum
A tourist was injured when he fell into an 8-foot-deep hole that was part of an installation. (Getty Images)
A tourist was injured when he fell into an 8-foot-deep hole that was part of an installation by top British artist Anish Kapoor.
According to the Art Newspaper, the accident occurred at the Serralves Museum in Portugal â" and the installation has been closed while the museum figures out what happened. The piece âDescent Into Limboâ (1992), involves a cube-shaped building which visitors can enter, and has a circular hole in the middle of the floor. The hole is painted black inside, âgiving the illusion of a depthless void.â
Reports said the injured visitor was an Italian man, about 60, who was hospitalized. A museum rep told the Art Newspaper on Friday that the âvisitor is OK [and] almost ready to return home,â and that âsecurity protocol was followed.â
The rep said there were warning signs up as part of the installation, plus a staffer on duty. The piece is part of the Kapoor exhibition âWorks, Thoughts, Experimentsâ at the museum through Jan. 6.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post.Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal