Google+ London Architecture Blog: Week 42 13 Feature #35 Serpentine Sackler Exhibition: Adrián Villar Rojas: Today We Reboot the Planet

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Week 42 13 Feature #35 Serpentine Sackler Exhibition: Adrián Villar Rojas: Today We Reboot the Planet


Today We Reboot The Planet by Adrián Villar Rojas is an installation at the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park, consisting of a clay enclosure, sculptures and objects centred within the brick vaults of the former gun powder store. Designed to coincide with the opening of the gallery and the new restaurant by Zaha Hadid, Rojas has used the buildings history and layout to create a new world of artefacts, objects and sculptures relating to his experiments and working methods which drive his work.

Stacked on shelves running along each side and in the centre, the pieces range from found objects, plants and everyday equipment to abstract interpretations. Inspiration for the individual pieces coming from fields as diverse as science fiction, comic books, popular music, and quantum mechanics.

Unfinished, raw surfaces and working models highlight the artists's experimental methods and working practices. Wire frames, clay mouldings, and temporary structures sit alongside pure sculptural forms. The setting for the installation feeling similarly temporary. Loosely laid clay tiled flooring allows for movement and sound and the organic sculptural nature of the enclosure. Generous natural light makes the space feels open and light, contrasting with the darker and more intimate atrium space where the objects are displayed.


Click here for more information on the exhibition (links to the Serpentine Gallery website).

The gallery is located beside West Carriage Drive in Hyde Park, and is open 28th September to 10th November 2013.










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