ricci albenda: open universe at art basel 2012 ricci albenda: open universe at art basel 2012
jun 25, 2012

ricci albenda: open universe at art basel 2012

‘open universe’ by ricci albenda
bent willow ribs

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presented by andrew kreps gallery as part of art unlimited, was ‘open universe’ by brooklyn-born artist ricci albenda at art basel 2012.
the project is a large-scale hanging sculpture representing a three-dimensional sketch which is centered around one location, so that
when a viewer moves around the piece it appears to transform while remaining static. the illustrative element reveals an inverted
architectural space, which follows an endless horizon line while referring to a single vanishing point, just like a traditional
perspective drawing. the ‘lines’ of the drawing are made from thin bent willow ribs, with the mode of abstraction analogous to a
fish-eye lens.


the sculpture transforms as you move around it
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the same sculpture from another angle
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the piece is made from bent willow ribs
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detail of joinery
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a video showing the metamorphic personality of the artwork

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