"Desert Park" in the Tropics of Inhotim

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
September 23, 2010

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

Desert Park, 2010

Concrete, sand, books

 

Photo © the artist

"Desert Park" in the Tropics of Inhotim

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Inhotim, Brumadinho
September 23, 2010
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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster develops a new outdoor environment consisting of a small collection of local prefabricated real-size concrete bus stops over a large field of desertic white sand next to the tropical forest. The structures and their assembly appear as the miniature of Brasília modernist architecture, and the artificial landscape refers as much to JG Ballard’s novel Burning World (1964) as to the New Mexico White Sands Desert, the location in which Gonzalez-Foerster’s renowned 2003 film Atomic Park was shot. The easily identifiable pieces of urban furniture appear misplaced in their new context, pointing to the artist’s recurring explorations on the notion of cultural nomadism. 

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