Posted by Fabio 23 October 2013
The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery opens with an extraordinary site-specific installation by the young Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas, in which the space has been re-imagined as a fossilised world of ruins and ancient monuments. From a sculpture of a mummified Kurt Cobain to a crumbling elephant, 33 year-old Villar Rojas combines pop culture, science fiction and quantum mechanics with the natural world to create a contemporary Pompeii. Fabricated almost entirely out of mud, clay and brick, this grey and dusty vision of the future offers a fantastical comment on the fragility of the world’s ecology.
Adrián Villar Rojas
Today We Reboot the Planet
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
28th September – 10th November 2013