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Lara Almarcegui : Installation

Bauschutt Hauptraum Secession / Construction Rubble of Secession’s Main Hall

Lara Almarcegui
installation view: Construction Rubble of Secession’s Main Hall
Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
2010

Lara Almarcegui
installation view: Construction Rubble of Secession’s Main Hall
Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
2010
Lara Almarcegui
installation view: Construction Rubble of Secession’s Main Hall
Photo: Wolfgang Thaler
2010

In her projects, the Spanish-born artist Lara Almarcegui, who lives in Rotterdam, examines processes of urban transformation brought on by political, social, and economic change. Since the mid-1990s, she has studied urban features that are not usually the focus of attention: wastelands, construction materials, invisible elements. In her first solo show in Austria, Lara Almarcegui has created three new works for the Secession that relate closely to the city of Vienna and to the historic exhibition house while also recurring to earlier works the artist developed in various cities all over the world.

Lara Almarcegui renders visible what we otherwise fail to regard, see, or notice. She deconstructs in order to uncover—including a view of the utopia of the future. In Bauschutt Hauptraum Secession / Construction Rubble of Secession’s Main Hall, Lara Almarcegui takes stock of the construction materials used to build the main hall of the exhibition building by heaping up piles of these materials—all products of recycling processes—a work that also considers a vision of a possible future use. The exhibition hall with its aura is transmuted into shapeless heaps. What would happen with these tons of concrete, wood, terrazzo, brick, mortar, glass, plaster, polystyrene, and steel if they were to return into the circulation of the construction industry? Which new constructions might arise out of the materials that now constitute the Secession’s main hall? [Extract : Contemporary Art Daily]

Lara Almarcegui : Secession

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