Hess wrote about her visits, and in reality, the results weren’t so great. When it comes to visiting the “Instagram museums,” Hess writes that “the real experience plays out only after we post photographic evidence on social media.”
After so many visits, Hess eventually had enough. To her, the installations fall short of being considered art — they were narcissistic and lowly.
“Observing a work of art or climbing a mountain actually invites us to create meaning in our lives,” she writes. “But in these spaces, the idea of ‘interacting’ with the world is made so slickly transactional that our role is hugely diminished.”
Dallas has no shortage of these pop-ups. Sweet Tooth Hotel, arguably Dallas’ first experiential pop-up, made its debut this summer. It featured the same type of installations and photo ops as the aforementioned. Its hook? Candy and desserts.
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