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Gunilla Klingberg ‘Wheel of Everyday Life’ Exhibition

In mostra questo mese alla Rice Gallery di Huston c’è un raffinato lavoro della svedese Gunilla Klingberg, un’installazione che unisce icone e simboli del capitalismo occidentale attraverso una forma d’arte associata alla spiritualità orientale come il Mandala. Un lavoro minuzioso sia a livello strategico che operativo, senza contare la quantità di spazio che occupa tutta l’installazione. Nel video la Klingberg spiega e racconta il background della storia.

In her work, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg explores her interests in everyday consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. To do this she covers architectural spaces with ornate, repetitive patterns that she creates by transforming supermarket, fast food, big box store, and common household product logos. She incorporates these into large-scale, circular patterns that resemble sacred mandalas. Mandalas are cosmological diagrams that symbolically represent the universe and its cycles of life, death, and rebirth. As with a mandala, Klingberg’s Wheel of Everyday Life begins at a central point and expands outward as if it could continue to infinity.

Credits: Animal