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Brancusi’s Big Excuse

2018
tower: stacked aluminum funnels
chair: Jean Prouvé foam core board chair
5” x 5” x 21” // 18” x 19” x 36”


On the one hand, the intention of this combination of sculpture and design is to criticize concept in contemporary art and research in design. Too often in these disciplines, the words that accompany an object or a sculpture, read more like an excuse for the artist to make. But instead of dropping the ideas that compose today’s creations, this project is an invitation for young artists to go deeper into research and to be critical in their making.

On the other hand this project is also being critical of the art viewer, which many times is only driven by form and the way things are assembled, creating a loop of ephemerality in the disciplines.