Posts Tagged ‘art’
“A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.”
(via MY AMP GOES TO 11)
In 12 SHOES for 12 LOVERS Sebastian Errazuriz explores for the first time the question of love and sex through the memory of 12 previous relationships.
His exhibition is an attempt to go through the reminiscence of former lovers who are the inspiration for each Shoe Sculpture.
The sculptures are accompanied by personal photos and stories in which Errazuriz reveals a glimpse of each relationship and in the process exposes himself to scrutiny and judgment. [more]
The exhibit will be on display December 6th through January 6th at the Melissa pop-up shop in Miami.
Multiscape series by Pim Palsgraaf…
“[…] In the Multiscape series, Palsgraaf examines the effects of architectural urban expansion through sculptural forms. The invasive qualities of this growth is apparent in his embedding of cityscapes into taxidermic animals. In this series, the often combative relationship between nature and culture is explored and even questioned by viewer as the tumorous city seems to overcome the animal and bring it to its knees […] (read more on anti utopias)”