Kristoffer Gansing traces eight years of change at Berlin's digital media and culture festival transmediale, as his final iteration as artistic director, End to End , opens 28 January.
As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.
Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.
Jose Dávila's work, nurtured by his architecture formation, makes constant reflections on modern architecture and urbanism, contemporary art, its forecasts and failures. With references such as architectural utopias or milestones in twentieth century art, Dávila approaches the vital contradictions between form and function. His hybrid structures can become cold or warm, light and heavy, producing signs of functionality, which are impossible to discern, and whose meaning varies between architecture and art.Read More
Humour, melancholy and a sense of loss are notions expressed by the artist through elemental forms and materials, referencing the work of key artists and architects in the history of art. By appropriating the series Homage to the Square by Josef Albers, Donald Judd's 'stacks', or cutting out the figure of Yves Klein jumping to the void or Piero Manzoni signing the back of one his 'living sculptures', Dávila reflects on the definition of conceptual art that states that it is the content and not the form what gives importance and meaning to a work of art.
Text courtesy Galería OMR.
José Dávila elabora el discurso de Mecánica de lo inestable, su exposición en la galería OMR, a partir de las características de los materiales que conforman sus esculturas. 'Me interesa exprimir momentos poéticos a soluciones aparentemente muy técnicas,' comenta el creador, que se formó como arquitecto.
Recientemente fue inaugurada en la Galería OMR la muestra Mecánica de lo inestable del mexicano José Dávila. Formado en la arquitectura, la práctica escultórica del artista se encuentra permeada por una noción sobre la elementalidad de los materiales. En sus piezas se observan diversas formas que, lejos de transformarse a través de la talla o...
February 6 th –May 9 th , 2018 Mecánica de lo inestable presents two recent groups of sculptural works by Jose Dávila. The title of the exhibition works as a haiku, demonstrating the conflictive relationship between juxtaposed systems. Dávila claims that a moving structure maintains a sense of order in what seems unstable but still belongs to...
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