A tourist was injured when he fell into an 8 foot deep hole that was part of an installation.
A tourist was injured when he fell into an 8 foot deep hole that was part of an installation by British artist Anish Kapoor.
According to the Art Newspaper, the accident happened at the Serralves Museum in Portugal — and the installation is closed while the museum figures out what happened. The piece “Descent Into Hell” (1992) consists of a cube-shaped building, where visitors can enter, and has a circular hole in the middle of the floor. The hole is completely black inside, “giving the illusion of a depthless void.”
Reports said the injured visitor was an Italian man, about 60, who was admitted to the hospital. A museum rep told the Art Newspaper on Friday that the “visitor’s OK [and] almost ready to return to the house,” and that “security protocol was followed.”
The representative said that there were warning signs as part of the installation, plus a staff member from service. The piece is a part of the Kapoor exhibition, “art Works, Thoughts, Experiments,” in the museum through Jan. 6.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post.