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La inocencia de los animales
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


May 12th, 2013 - August 4th, 2013
Opening: 
May 12th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
, Adrián Villar RojasAdrián Villar Rojas
© Courtesy of the artist & MoMA PS1
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Adrián Villar Rojas’s La inocencia de los animales (The innocence of animals) is an immersive installation that resembles both an amphitheater of antiquity and a postapocalyptic cavern. Consisting of cracked, crumbling clay and concrete, the work points forward and backwards—seemingly to the very beginnings of civilization and its aftermath. Villar Rojas’s work also serves as a place to impart and absorb knowledge by acting as the location of the EXPO School. Speaking of his work, Villar Rojas says, “What I wanted to do was work as if I was not human. As if the human species didn’t exist anymore. I mean, as far as we know, for 6,000 light years around us, the only beings that are producing symbols, that are thinking—in the planets, in the universe—are humans. So when humans disappear from the face of the earth, then there will be no more art. What could you do in those last moments? What would the last art look like?”


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