From the series The Theater of Disappearance, 2018

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Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrián Villar Rojas

From the series The Theater of Disappearance, 2017

Marbre de Carrare et Nylon 12 PA. 345 x 150 x 104 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adrian Villar Rojas © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Adrián Villar Rojas

From the series The Theater of Disappearance, 2017

Marbre de Carrare et Nylon 12 PA. 345 x 150 x 104 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adrian Villar Rojas © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Adrián Villar Rojas, From the series The Theater of Disappearance  (2017)

Wilhelm Sasnal, Bathers at Asnières (2010)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

© Adrian Villar Rojas © Wilhelm Sasnal 2010-2018 © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

This monumental sculpture is inspired by Michelangelo’s famous David. Adrián Villar Rojas has retained only the legs: the rest of the body has been truncated.

While the marble comes from the same Italian quarry as the original, 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.

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Adrián Villar Rojas

Born in 1980, in Rosario (Argentina)
Lives and works in Rosario (Argentina)

Drawing from science-fiction, comic strips, grunge and classical culture, Adrián Villar Rojas creates gigantic sculptures and installations featuring the remains of a hybrid world.
In the Same Exhibition

The Snow Monkeys of Texas: Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains? ,2016

Nachtkappe I, 1986