I recently came across some documentation of a visual arts exhibit at Casino Luxembourg called, in English, “This is Not a Casino.” The show features a plethora of sculptural and installation work that seemingly plays games with the viewer/participant.
For instance, the above image is a pool table that could never be used as such. Also included in the exhibit are a trampoline with no room for a person to jump and a basketball net with an almost endless veil of a net attached to the rim.
I really enjoy work like this, work that mocks those who think that art exhibits should be superficially gratifying and easy to digest.
Here is an image of Patrick Berube‘s trampoline installation called “Demi-Mesure.”