Sebastián Benítez, Loiter

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June 24th – August 6th, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, June 24th, 7-10pm

Sebastián Benítez

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Rumour has it that aluminum can collectors have been taking down rods from Jesus Soto’s public sculptures to sell them as recycling scrap since the 90’s.

Loiter explores a relationship with modern art that is based on its encounter after its prime time. Revisiting elements from Venezuelan modern art, the series reconsiders the way modern art installations in Caracas relate to their contemporary environments. Commissioned between the 60’s and the late 80’s, most of these works are now in a constant state of disrepair. Offering new purposes to their fallen pieces, Loiter questions what futures are possible for these modern vestiges?

Image: Sebastián Benítez, Prototype for Reticular Hanger

Documentation by Yuula Benivolski