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The Most Beautiful of all Mothers (II), 2015

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Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
organic and inorganic materials (acrylic on fiberglass, cement, seashells, vegetables, fishing nets, bones, shards of glass, soil, sand, salt, asphalt, cement, natural pigments, compost and resin)

118.11inch x 118.11inch x 78.74inch

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© Adrián Villar Rojas Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
With the spirit of an archaeologist of the future, Adrián Villar Rojas creates installations of monumental dimensions which have all the charm of ancient ruins. The sculptures, created on the basis of a blend of raw clay and cement and often designed to be used outdoors, undergo the effect of the passing of time and the weathering of the elements, which produce cracks, fractures and uneven surfaces. The frequent inclusion of organic material that changes appearance or decomposes allows the work to alter over the long term. The public arrives midway through the process of decay and is faced with a complex temporality which intersects the past of creation, a science-fictional future and a present of a fragile nature. These works are findings dug up at the end of human civilisation and of its art. [...]
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