pop up paradises   expansive cut textile installations by manuel ameztoy pop up paradises   expansive cut textile installations by manuel ameztoy
jun 07, 2012

pop up paradises expansive cut textile installations by manuel ameztoy

‘pop-up paradises’ by manuel ameztoy, 2012 2,066 square foot (630 meters squared) vilene all images courtesy faena arts center

argentinian artist manuel ameztoy has created a site-specific solo exhibition for faena arts center in buenos aires, argentina entitled paraĆ­sos desplegables (or pop-up paradises). the 2,066 square foot (630 square meter) installation space consists of various cut and non-woven fabrics affixed to surfaces within the gallery’s cathedral room. ameztoy’s concept for ‘pop-up paradises’ was to translate an authentic landscape into something which may be removed from the place in which it derived its form as an artwork standing within the confines of an exhibition space. in this way, the artist is able to bring to the cathedral room of the FAC a textile interpretation of a forest-like, moss-covered environment. the manufactured works also reintegrate into the influencing environment in order to engage in a visual dialogue– the artificial landscape and natural environments are pictured coexisting peaceably upon screens spread throughout the exhibition space.

ameztoy’s cut textile exhibition will be on show until august 12th, 2012.

cut textile technique now a permanent fixture of ameztoy’s work

the pink, maroon and beige curtains taper into the center of the exhibition space while the entryway is flanked by silver sheets

a long green sheet of fabric falls to the floor from the its position affixed to the ceiling

several cut textile segments of varied height and shade grow into the center of the room from the wall

white fabric secured to the ceiling brings a cloud-like atmosphere to the gallery

the material cascades from the ceiling, framed by a sweeping staircase in the center of the entryway

alternate view of the white cut curtain work

‘manuel ameztoy at faena arts center, buenos aires’ by vernissage TV/henrichy0205yt

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