hector zamora stacks mud brick lattice atop brazilian bikes hector zamora stacks mud brick lattice atop brazilian bikes
jan 04, 2014

hector zamora stacks mud brick lattice atop brazilian bikes

héctor zamora stacks mud brick lattice atop brazilian bikes
‘brasil’
brazilian cargo bike + bricks
x architecture biennial, são paulo, brazil
hors les murs, the tuileries garden, paris, france
image courtesy of héctor zamora

 

 

 

subverting the traditional function of a bicycle, mexican artist héctor zamora uncovers the familiar object’s conceptual and metaphorical possibilities. best known for his architectural and public interventions that deconstruct the urban surroundings and raise questions for passing observers, ‘brasil’ reflects the local south american landscape, haphazardly stacked on something transient and portable, alluding to much of the country’s volatile building foundation. zamora’s sculptural works asks observers to reconsider the physical environment, paying acute attention to the probable implications of the constructed world we live in today. by reappropriating the physical characteristics, forcing the bike to maintain a stationary position, ‘brazil’ asks us how to define the terms architecture and art in a rapidly changing landscape. ‘brasil’ was recently exhibited at art basel miami beach 2013 for luciana brito galeria, são paulo.

 

 


the brick stacked bicycle
image courtesy of héctor zamora

 

 


the heavy packs allude to shaky building foundations found throughout the brazilian landscape
image courtesy of héctor zamora

 

 


‘brasil’, 2013
clay bricks, metal bicycle
image © designboom

 

 


brasil at art basel miami beach
image © designboom

 

 


‘protogeometrías’
image courtesy of héctor zamora

 

 


‘protogeometrías’
image courtesy of héctor zamora

 

  • OMG.
    We were all waiting for someone to think of something like this.
    Thank goodness that it has been done and we shall no longer need to be bothered by this vapid crap.
    I really have a hard time believing that this warrants being noted at all.
    And, who is this zamora (lower case no less) and why is this considered important in today’s world.
    Please save us from this ‘art’ for the sake of doing anything and calling it art.
    This is a whole lot of nothing with nothing.

    Ron Smith says:
  • A pile of bricks on a bike. Made my brain cells crawl. Tell me what the bricks are made of. Please, surprise me.

    Renato says:
  • You’re just jealous that you didn’t think of it first, and think of a way to make a living doing it.

    Modern art = “I could do that” ÷ “Yeah, but you didn’t.”

    Mike says:

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