Jose Dávila, To Each Era Its Art. To Art, Its Freedom, 2020. Presented by Now + There at Central Wharf Park, Boston — Cortesía de la  Galería Travesía Cuatro
nov 2020
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Cuándo: 13 nov de 2020 - 01 nov de 2021
Inauguración: 13 nov de 2020
Dónde: Central Wharf Park / 250 Atlantic Ave / Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
Comisariada por: Pedro Alonzo
Organizada por: Now + There
Artistas participantes: Jose Dávila
Publicada el 13 nov de 2020      Vista 58 veces

Descripción de la Exposición

Travesía Cuatro is delighted to announce the opening, tomorrow November 13, 2020, of Jose Dávila's public art sculpture at Central Wharf Park in Boston, presented by Now + There and curated by Pedro Alonzo. To Each Era Its Art. To Art, Its Freedom is a new experiential sculptural work created for Boston by Mexican artist Jose Dávila in response to our times and to a uniquely arboreal space in Downtown Boston. Composed of 21 custom-made concrete shapes that are variations of a standard cube with river boulders balancing on top, To Each Era Its Art. To Art, Its Freedom., creates a dynamic field of vibrant red-colored geometric forms with natural juxtapositions that punctuate and accentuate Central Wharf Park. The work, which intentionally invites the public to sit, rest, and play on and among the sculptural shapes, explores publicness in a time of social and physical distancing and encourages passers-by and visitors to decide for themselves the function and purpose of the installation. By offering ideas on new modes of construction and innovative placemaking possibilities, this project aims to demonstrate ways art can shift centers of creative power into the public realm. ----------------------------------- The work of Jose Dávila (b. 1974, Guadalajara, Mexico) originates from the symbolic languages that function within art history and Western visual culture. These pictorial, graphic and sculptural languages are reconfigured as contradictory and contrasting relations, taking the correspondence between form and content to its limit. The artist represents these oppositions through different perspectives: the association between images and words; the structural disposition of materials which entails the possibility of a harmonious balance or disarray; the use of peripheral routes in order to define architectural space and the presence of objects. Dávila’s work is essentially a multidisciplinary endeavor that presents a series of material and visual aporias, these paradoxes permit the coexistence of frailty and resistance, rest and tension, geometric order and random chaos. His work has been exhibited at Museo del Novecento, Firenze, IT; Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE; Getty Foundation PST LA/LA Triennial, Los Angeles, USA; Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, SP; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, DE; Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, USA; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, USA; Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, NL; Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, NL; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City, MX; Caixa Forum, Madrid, SP; MoMA PS1, New York, USA; Kunstwerke, Berlin, DE; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, USA; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina So a, Madrid, SP; MAK, Vienna, AT; Fundación/Colección JUMEX, Mexico City, MX; Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, BR; among others. His work is part of international public and private collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, SP; Inhotim Collection, Brumadinho, BR; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburgo, DE, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US, among others. Jose Dávila has been awarded with the 2017 Baltic Artists’ Award in the UK and is a 2016 Honoree of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, USA. He has received scholarships and funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, MX. Recent solo exhibitions include: Pensar como una montaña at Museo Amparo de Puebla, MX and Directional Energies, curated by Pedro Alonzo at Dallas Contemporary, US. He was part of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, AU, 2020. He is currently working on a solo show at Centro Internazionale di Scultura in Peccia, CH. The artist lives and works in Guadalajara, MX.


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