It suffices to say that Tiny Stories , a new exhibit at the Bass Museum of Art, captures the present in deeply satisfying fashion. Comprising 75 framed typed paragraphs, the exhibit turns the museum into a giant canvas of exceptionally clever mini-narratives and creates the feeling of trying to reconstruct the world from only its linguistic fragments. Written by several scribes using a studio-like process, the 100-to-150-word stories have a note-to-self vibe while simultaneously seeming detached from any one particular consciousness.
Head over this Wednesday between noon and 5 p.m. and prepare to get lost in a forest of sans serif brilliance. Admission is eight dollars for adults, six for seniors and students.
Wed., Sept. 23, noon, 2009