Golden Uros is a site-specific lighting sculpture installation.
APART 2011 is the 2nd edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Art. It will travel throughout the Alpilles for six weeks.
July 7th – August 17th
Chapelle de la Persévérance
For more information visit www.festival-apart.com
Living in Lima, Amorós would travel throughout Peru whenever she could. Amorós’ exposure to the historical sites of the country led her to research the Incan Empire. The Incas’ use of gold and religious beliefs contributed considerably to their way of life. They would make masks of deities forged from pure gold as a form of worship.
The population living on the Uros Islands are descendants from the Quecha and Aymara, Puno being the only place in Peru where both indigenous groups are living unanimously. Walking on the totora reeds of the Uros Islands – the material the islands are constructed from – Amorós was struck by the sense of weightlessness and spiritual connectivity achieved on these floating islands.
Golden Uros explores the duality of ancient beliefs and universal spirituality by incorporating the imagery of Amorós’ golden self-portrait as a deity.
4th Annual CODAaward Winner Opening Reception: Monday, March 23th 5:30 – 7:30 PM Octagon Museum, 1799 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 CODAawards recognize outstanding, projects that transform spaces,and are successful at integrating commissioned art into interior, architectural or … Continue reading →
Grimanesa Amorós with the Visiting Artists Lecture Series Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 at 7:00 pm Parsons School of Design, School of Art, Media and Technology Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Kellen Auditorium, 66 … Continue reading →