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Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Exhibition Detail
Project Room: No idea
Curated by: Selene Preciado
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802

January 21st, 2012 - April 29th, 2012
January 21st, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drawings in Spanish , Marco MaggiMarco Maggi, Drawings in Spanish ,
2003 , Cuts on 750,000 paper sheets. Installation view, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay
© Courtesy of the Artist and Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
long beach
Wed,Fri,Sat,Sun 11-5 ; Thur 11-9
sculpture, installation

Marco Maggi’s Project Room will consist of various sculptural installations reflecting his interest in mapping, anthropology, architecture, and language, such as in his recent sculpture HOTBED (ORANGE), 2009, in which he covered the floor of The Warehouse Gallery in New York, with reams of paper and created tiny paper sculptures on them with a razorblade, as a revision of Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs. Maggi is best known for his use of everyday and industrial materials such as Plexiglas, acrylic, aluminum foil, paper and cardboard, on which he inscribes a vocabulary that evokes pre-Columbian cultures and early twentieth-century Russian Constructivism. As the artist states, his “drawings resemble writing in a language [he] cannot read,” referring to the modern concept that a drawing reflects thought process.

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