ricci albenda: open universe at art basel 2012
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 image © designboom

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 image © designboom

image © designboom

the same sculpture from another angle image © designboom

the piece is made from bent willow ribs image © designboom

detail of joinery image © designboom

a video showing the metamorphic personality of the artwork

video © designboom

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