Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has a new exhibit called “Exhibition to the Chimacloud” and I can’t really even describe it. Perhaps the best of explaining would be if the entire cast of “Star Trek” did mushrooms. It mixes a science fiction theme with ineffably dazzling visual effects. I could stare at it for hours but still not really be able to explain what I just saw.
According to creator Saya Woolfolk “Exhibition to the Chimacloud” is about an extraterrestrial race of woman explorers called “The empaths” and that each display is part of a narrative that explains the history and origin of their tribe.
The exhibit as explained on the museum’s website is ” an immersive, multimedia experience created for the Nelson-Atkins that incorporates themes of cultural hybridization, technology, identity, ceremonial rituals, and science fiction.”
This is one of the most outre art exhibits I have seen, But I like surreal art and was able to roll with the eccentric nature of the work. I think anyone who approaches the Chimacloud with an open mind will thoroughly enjoy this unique and visually stunning offering.