Saturday, 17 June 2017

Art Unlimited 2017 | Cild Meireles - Amerikkka

Cildo Meireles' work Amerikkka was conceived for a quincentennial exhibition on the discovery of America by Columbus in 1942. Viewers are invited to walk across the installation, if they do so they walk over 20000 white wooden eggs set into a red floor, with 40000 hollow golden bullets above their heads.
The kkk in the name of the installation stands for the Ku Klux Klan that espouses white supremacy and the use of extreme violence.
The installation is narrower on one ending than on the other, therefore depending on from which side the viewer enters it may seem to be closing or opening up.
For us the installation has something very vulnerable to it, as eggs represent something very delicate and the beginning of something and the bullets something violent and destruction.

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