Monday, July 22, 2013

henrique oliveira: baitogogo at palais de tokyo, paris..a complex network of organic material invades the architecture at the palais de tokyo in paris, in brazilian artist henrique oliveira's 'baitogogo'. the installation is a matrix of sculptural vegetation -- unraveling, twisting, and plunging from existing pillars and beams. the massive form is both a hybrid of mediums and disciplines as well as a dimensional synthesis of site-specific structural elements. oliveira, known for his architectural integrations, manipulates the space by both extending and multiplying the columns, encasing the viewer in a dizzying circuit of knotted, root-like material. in a communion of urban design, plant life, and biology, the artist generates an immense audience reaction to the unexpected fusion of sculpture and space.