Sunday, September 26, 2010

Moral Conscience

* Forecast, 2010. C-print mounted on aluminum *

For the third time, American-Cuban duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are showing their latest pieces such as Forecast (pictured above) at Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris. The five works presented in this show reflects upon the principle of physical and temporal displacement. Each piece is a unique take and a direct critique towards current and recent events that have occurred within our society. Hence, the subject matter discussed reflects upon a mixture of social, geographical, and cultural framework.

* Petrified Petrol Pump, 2010. Fossil-filled limestone *
* Scale of Justice Carried by Shore Foam, 2010. Polystyrene, synthetic polymer foam. *

It is Allora and Calzadilla's important line of work; it not only engages the audience but awakens their conscience towards the extremely conceptual and controversial proposals that often lead to either political or social unrest. It is quite a strong and subjective show, but it is undeniable that their efforts to tackle on such heavy subjects through experimentations in photography, installation, sculpture and video have gained the attention of an international audience.

* The Camel's Humps and the Ironing Board, 2010. Stuffed camel humps, ironing board. *

In 2011, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will represent the United States at the 2011 Venice Biennale. The exhibition will be up until October 16, 2010. Images courtesy of Florian Kleinefenn.

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