The idea for “Swimming Pool” by Leandro Erlich was first conceived in 1998 while the artist was in residence in Houston as part of the Core program. Since then, it was featured at the Venice Biennale and has found a home as part of the permanent collection at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.
Erlich has constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When approached from the first floor, visitors are confronted with a surreal scene: people, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water.
These pictures are installations from the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.
For More Information on Leandro Erlich check out these links:
Leandro Erlich’s Official Page – http://www.leandroerlich.com.ar/
PS1 Exhibitions – http://ps1.org/exhibitions/view/207/
Leandro Erlich’s Art Net Page - http://www.artnet.com/artist/5864/leandro-erlich.html