Art has never been so much fun: Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

By Paola Bassanese


Forget about stuffy museums and decaying paitings: the future of art is fun and interactive.

Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich knows how to get a crowd interested and interacting with his installations.

Barbican’s summer installation Dalston House (ends Sunday 4th August) is a true delight: people of all ages (even babies!) took part in the display, pretending to either falling from windows or doing the splits/yoga poses glued to the wall. The installation itself is so clever: a house, “painted” on the floor, is reflected by a huge tilted mirror. Words can’t describe the sense of child-like happiness being in that space gives. It really justifies queueing for more than an hour. Highly recommended.