For this exhibition, which includes sculpture, installation art, and photographic works, Mexican artist and former political cartoonist Damián Ortega (born 1967) turns his eye to the concept of language, exploring the ways in which it is fragmented and deconstructed. The main gallery space features a large-scale installation composed of 25 twisted steel sculptures hanging from the ceiling in five grid-like rows. Spotlights hang above each element of the installation, casting a shadow on the ground in the shape of letters of the alphabet.
Damián Ortega currently lives and works in Mexico City and Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at notable international venues including: the Barbican, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Tate Modern, London; Kunsthalle Basel; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Le Centre Pompidou, Paris.
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