When the world is your canvas
This Thursday, Mexican artist M ximo Gonz lez, known for his social installations will throw up refreshing poetic and artistic ideas in a unique community engagement programme
Using everyday objects sometimes beach balls, at other times plastic, light bulbs, photographs, rice, darts, balloons and some times discarded coins, among others, Mexican artist Máximo González not only gets your admiration and attention with his visually poetic works, but also makes you vegetate on a wide range of issues.
The artist is currently in the city to take part in Community Engagement, a weekly programme run by city NGO Jnanapravaha, where he would talk about his works and addressing social and global issues through art. The talk, titled Representation of Power, will take place at the Jnanapravaha centre in Fort.
González’s works touch a variety of social and global issues including climate, environment, economy, hunger, war and violence, and some times just simple memories. Some of his most popular installations include Walk Among Worlds, which he created in 2011 using 7,000 inflatable beach balls, and the most recent Magnificent War Monument, where the artist recreated the horror of war in a room using red plastic, light bulbs, fuse boxes and wires. What makes his work particularly interesting is how the artist uses an existing space as a canvas to create work that’s visually poetic, as well as socially relevant.
On November 14, 6.30 pm onwards
At Jnanapravaha, Queens Mansion, third floor, G Talwatkar Marg, Fort.
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