ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel
ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel
jun 26, 2012

ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel

‘primitive’ by ugo rondinone at art basel 2012 image via ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel

galerie eva presenhuber presented swiss-born, new york based artist ugo rondinone’s ‘primitive’ during art basel 2012 within art unlimited. the installation consists of a group of 59 different bronze cast bird figures and an illuminated clock mounted onto a wall made from stained glass with no hands, referring to our consciousness of time. the bird sculptures are installed sporadically across the whole of the exhibition space, positioned so they all face different directions. the bronze surfaces are covered with fingerprints, forming stylized reliefs by the artist’s hand. 

ugo rondinone: primitive at art baseldetail of fingerprint reliefs image © designboom

ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel the birds represent an attempt to document the working process and preserve the unpreservable: duration. image © designboom

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ugo rondinone: primitive at art basel room full of birds image © designboom

  • such a profound intellectual statement
    this left my head spinning for maybe 2 seconds

    Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy inTereStinGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :))))))

    Paedra says:
  • This is what happens when people have way too much time on their hands!

    allen derico says:
  • I love this piece. It’s a statement about nature (life) . . . and, obviously, ugo is more aware of his surroundings than others.

    savannahjones says:

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