Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Even death can be art

Last weekend I went to Taller PR's new exhibit "La Plena Mortal" by Antonio Martorell. The 2007 print and sculpture installation La Plena Inmortal (The Immortal Plena; plena is a style of folk dance and music from Puerto Rico) comes to Philly after having been inaugurated as a permanent installation at Hostos College in New York City.

The ehxibit is a monumental mixed-media installation inspired by woodcuts produced by Renaissance artist Hans Holbein the Younger entitled The Dance of Death, which pokes fun at human vanity and greed in the face of “the great equalizer.” You notice a lot of skeletons in the pieces and some interesting quotes on the "floor" instillation.

Check out what people have to say about the exhibit and it's dedication (via Al Dia).

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