Sculpture Saturday #42

Leaving behind French civic sculptures and installations, I’m now heading to ones I’ve found in museums.

From the the series “The Theatre of Disappearance” are these marble and nylon legs (2017)  by Argentinian Adrián Villar Rojas (1980 – ).

While the marble comes from the same Italian quarry as the original classical sculpture on which it’s modelled, the two legs have been carved by machine. On its plinth, designed specifically for the exhibition, the piece imposes its strange presence, which is reinforced by two 3D-printed kittens playing at the feet of the colossus.  Is it the remains of a lost civilisation? A fugitive fragment of another planet? A commemoration of suspended time, or a prophetic image? This mysterious ruin seems to feed into the scenario of a post-apocalyptic world in which mankind has been annihilated, along with his works of art: only fragments remain to evoke their memory.

This challenge is kindly hosted by Susan Kelly over at No Fixed Plans.

Share a photo of a statue or sculpture – go on, give it a go, you know you want to!

14 Comments on “Sculpture Saturday #42

  1. I e grown to quite like sculptures like this, not sure if it’s classed as modern art, but our interest began with a trip to Museo Ralli at Marbella some years back.

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  2. Seeing just the pair of legs with the kittens creates a much stronger image than if the entire person were there. Very thought provoking.

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