While relaxing on a rooftop garden doesn’t usually conjure up images of a murder scene, the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s terrace has combined the two very opposite ideas with its new “blood-splattered” exhibit by Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi. The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi is a bold response to global violence and the artist’s yearning for peace in the advent of war and man-made disasters. In order to achieve the gruesome effect, Qureshi splattered red acrylic paint into patterns of foliage, feathers and wings across the 8,000-square-foot canvas. Visitors to the garden are invited to understand the parallels between the difficult topics of life, death and disaster as they walk across the installation, which will be on exhibit until November 3rd.
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