July 24, 2014

Installation views of Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
© Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Photos: Fredrik Nilsen

July 7, 2014

Polaroid Project

by Alan Constable & Peter Atkins

Arts Project Australia
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Northcote Victoria 3070
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June 20, 2014

Andrea Mastrovito

The Island of Dr. Mastrovito II

Website

June 14, 2014

Slinkachu

1 & 2. Guard. Paris, France

3 & 4. Alping. London, UK

5 & 6. Construction Worker. Paris, France

7 & 8. Faded Grandeur. Marrakech, Morocco

9 & 10. Skyscaping. Hong Kong

Website

June 3, 2014

Jacob Hashimoto

Gas Giant @ MOCA

Website

May 10, 2014

JeeYoung Lee

Stage of Mind

May 2, 2014

Bo Christian Larsson

April 29, 2014

Martina Merlini

Asylum

April 10, 2014

Rook Floro

Shift

  • Shift represents my new form in my own perfection after my metamorphosis. I have transformed myself into a perfect being I call Flux. He’s my alter ego who represents everything I want to be as a person. As Flux, I am now sitting on a throne being more superior than everyone. Looking down at other flawed human beings passing by, I long for my true inferior self. I decide to abandon my perfect form and changes back to my old self. However, the desire for perfection emerges once again and the cycle endlessly continues in a state of flux.
    This piece expresses the perpetual paradox of my existence. Even if one day I can successfully change myself into a perfect person I want to be, i will long for my true self and transform back. My hidden desire to be perfect remains. Once again, I will cast my ‘shadow’ and the metamorphosis of Flux endlessly continues.  (artist statement)

April 4, 2014

Rafael Gómezbarros

Casa Tomada

2013

Installations of hundreds of sculptures representing fifty centimetre long ants take over public buildings. Their bodies are made up by the assembling of two human skull casts as if the Santa Marta-born artist were attempting to summon death in life. 
Rafael Gómezbarros’ work makes visible the overlooked. His intention is to address the plight of millions of displaced people who constitute the invisible but pervasive mass of immigrants crossing the planet. Buried in the narrative of diaspora lays a tribute to thousands of Colombians who suffered internal displacement and violent deaths as casualties of the armed conflict that wreaked havoc in the country for the most part of the last fifty years. 
Ants being usually associated with hard labour and a complex social organization are turned into phantasms of the disappeared, ghost like figures that have acquired the capacity to take over national monuments. Gómezbarros previously deployed his legion of ants onto historical buildings such as Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino – the haçienda where Simón Bolívar spent his final days – as well as Barranquilla’s customs building. 
In Bogotá, he invaded a commercial gallery with one thousand polyester cast creatures and covered the National Congress’s stone façade, his most meaningful attempt to address the national security policies that endorsed a violent status quo for decades. 
Entitled Casa Tomada, the work makes a very particular reference to a short story by Argentine writer Julio Cortázar, in which the inhabitants of a large mansion become invaded by elusive presences announced solely by muted sounds. In the context of these public art interventions, the metaphor reminds the viewer what Cortázar himself declared shortly before passing away: unless a country buries its dead, they will always be remembered as ghosts in the attic. 

Text © Gabriela Salgado