Posts Tagged ‘brazil’


Thursday, October 10th, 2013


Aleksandra Mir‘s participation at the 9th Bienal of Mercosur with her new work Satellite Crashes Down into Porto Alegre, Brazil. Partially buried at the shore of the Guaíba waters, Aleksandra Mir’s crashed satellite invites for close inspection and underscores both material and scale, leaving part of the reconstruction work up to our own imagination. This gigantic construction of about 20 meters (over 65 feet) long is entirely made from industrial waste recollected from local factories, and connects the stuff of earthly landfills or underground waste storage with outer space. Confronting us with such uncommon solid physical evidence, the work opens basic questions of a galactic scale. When? Why? Whence?

9th Bienal of Mercosur, Porto Alegre
13 September-10 November 2013



Friday, July 5th, 2013

Surprising pipes, not far from the Cité de la Mode et du Design in the 13th district of Paris…
Photo by Pascal gillet