May 14, 2020

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Helena Merker

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Daniel Arsham’s Fictional Archaeology

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Daniel Arsham, an artist based in New York, creates large-scale installations that distort the viewer’s perception of both space and architecture. He designs eroded casts of contemporary human figures and modern artifacts, all of which he refers to as future relics of the present. To make his work seem as …

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Daniel Arsham, an artist based in New York, creates large-scale installations that distort the viewer’s perception of both space and architecture. He designs eroded casts of contemporary human figures and modern artifacts, all of which he refers to as future relics of the present. To make his work seem as if it had been buried for years and had just been discovered, some of the materials that Arsham uses include volcanic ash, sand, and selenite.

Throughout Arsham’s work, he manipulates understandings of structure through the use of elements of performance, sculpture, and architecture. His curiosity for architecture is inspired by childhood memories of Hurricane Andrew destroying his hometown of Miami. Some of his most famous works center around destabilization, such as a series of installations that make gallery walls appear to be folding, oozing, or dripping.

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