Saturday, February 6, 2010

(Not so) Random

“I wanted to construct something that would be a kind of mathematical equation, very simple and direct, connecting three elements: material power, spiritual power, and a kind of unavoidable, historically repeated consequence of this conjunction, which was tragedy. I wanted a sky of bones, a floor of money, and a column of communion wafers to unite these two elements.”

This work is called Mission/Missions (how to Build a Cathedral) and it is a breathtaking piece of visual allusion.This exhibit by Cildo Meireles ( Brazil)  includes 600,000 pennies, 2,000 hanging hanging bones, and a pillar of 800 communion wafers. I saw these master piece at MACBA, Barcelona,Spring Art Exhibition 2009.