Over the course of six days in 2003 during the American invasion of Iraq, more than 3,000 artifacts on display at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad were looted or destroyed. For Michael Rakowitz, an American artist of Jewish-Iraqi heritage, the desecration was personal, and it inspired an ambitious sculptural project.
“The formal solutions that I choose pretend to be coherent with the ideas that I propose. In an artwork, everything has meaning: scale, material, support, the space where things happen…In my work, the awareness of that mechanism is part of the content.”
María Silvia Corcuera habita la piel de una “artista fémina curiosa”—tal sus palabras—que va sumando experiencias y con cierta cuota lúdica aborda el terreno de lo popular latinoamericano y su transculturación.
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset employ performance, installation, design, and corrupted advertising to subvert collective sensibilities. They come at the objects and assumptions that rationalize our lives with an adolescent energy, protesting against the moroseness of maturity and refusing to surrender to the status quo.
Argentina pero con gran parte de su vida transcurrida entre tres países—Estados Unidos, Brasil y Argentina—Eugenia “Genia” Streb, se formó como arquitecta en Buenos Aires y completó un posgrado en Szeczin/Polonia (1986).
In the late fall of 2018, an odd delivery appeared on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. From the flatbed of a trailer, construction crews unloaded five precisely machined, nearly 40-foot-long tubes.
Anne Duk Hee Jordan takes evolution and adaptation as her primary themes, traveling on a personal odyssey from the Neanderthal era into an imaginary vision of a post-Anthropocene future of mechanical anthropomorphic hybrids that she’s dubbed Homo-Stupidus.