Robert Irwin wants gallerygoers to experience rather than just observe his installation "Who's Afraid of Red Yellow and Blue 3" at Pace Wildenstein gallery. The problem is that sometimes a person needs a little shove before he takes a dive. Like other visitors, I walked around and observed the 16-by-22 blue, yellow, and red aluminum panels laying on the floor, with their identical twin suspended from the ceiling. Observing from the periphery, I felt excluded from whatever Irwin was trying to convey. However, after I walked between the panels, I started to groove on this installation. Sandwiched between these shiny plates, I then finally could "experience" it. Still, should you have to literally stand on art in order to experience it and become a part of it?
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