Great show by Adrian Villar Rojas at The Serpentine London. Huge clay sculptures crackes before before our eyes.
"Kurt Cobain, kissing kittens and tray upon tray of apples ... artist Adrián Villar Rojas wants to recreate the whole world in clay – then watch it crumble before his eyes. Ahead of his forthcoming show, the first in the Serpentine's new Sackler Gallery, we get exclusive access to his workshop"
The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery opens with an extraordinary site-specific installation by the young Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas, in which the space has been re-imagined as a fossilised world of ruins and ancient monuments
From a sculpture of a mummified Kurt Cobain to a crumbling elephant, 33 year-old Villar Rojas combines pop culture, science fiction and quantum mechanics with the natural world to create a contemporary Pompeii. Fabricated almost entirely out of mud, clay and brick, this grey and dusty vision of the future offers a fantastical comment on the fragility of the world’s ecology.