On March 1, Arts Brookfield will present a new public sculpture Before My Birth
by Adrian Villar Rojas on the World Financial Center Plaza, in conjunction with the 2012 New Museum Triennial. It will be on view until March 29, 2012.
Before My Birth
is Adrián Villar Rojas’ latest project, in which he endeavors a completely distinct approach to his material of choice. Clay no longer holds the mythological connotations that the artist has given it for so long, instead it becomes a background device that frames a system of minimal resources. In order to stimulate a renewed artistic performance, highly restricting rules were imposed on its design and execution. Before My Birth
aims to achieve what Villar Rojas calls “the infinite emotional effect” and defines the recovery of the energy surrounding his sculptures. This energy originates from nothing more, and nothing less than the humans who built them: that is, Villar Rojas and his team. The artist’s experiences while working alongside his team in his workshop have uniquely shaped the design for this project. While the installation, A person loved me
, at the New Museum stages the moment of greatest distance from human culture in Villar Rojas’ work, Before My Birth
can be read as the beginning of a return to the earthly.
About Arts Brookfield
Since 1988 more than 3.5 million people have enjoyed over 2,500 cultural events at the World Financial Center presented by Arts Brookfield, one of the largest free, year-round, privately funded performing and visual arts programs on the east coast.
As an initiative of Brookfield Office Properties, the owner, developer and manager of premier office properties in the United States, Canada and Australia, Arts Brookfield animates public spaces in major cities across North America including New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Toronto. Brookfield’s portfolio is comprised of interests in 110 properties totaling 78 million square feet in the downtown cores of New York, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Denver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, making it the global leader in the ownership and management of office assets.
For more information, please visit www.artsbrookfield.com.