Posts by Cara Starke
October 18, 2010  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
A Different Kind of Helicopter: Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê

Installation view of Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê, by Dinh Q. Lê in collaboration with Tran Quoc Hai, Le Van Danh, Phu-Nam Thuc Ha, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the artist, Fund for the Twenty-First Century, and Committee on Media and Performance Art Funds. © 2010 Dinh Q. Lê. Courtesy the artist; P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica; and Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Photo: Jason Mandella

As visitors enter the Museum and ascend the grand staircase to the second floor, they’ll likely notice Arthur Young’s Bell-47D1 Helicopter hovering overhead as though in mid-flight.  Manufactured from the mid-1940s through the early 1970s, this helicopter was noted for its sleek design consisting of a seamless plastic bubble with an open frame tail. A few hundred feet away, past the Marron Atrium and inside the Projects Gallery, visitors will discover a strikingly different helicopter.