NILS ST&Aelig;RK opens an exhibition of works by Darío Escobar
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, July 23, 2024

NILS ST&Aelig;RK opens an exhibition of works by Darío Escobar
Installation photo, Darío Escobar 'Encrypted Messages' 2022 NILS STÆRK. Photo: Malle Madsen.

COPENHAGEN.- Darío Escobar's 3rd solo exhibition is currently on view at NILS STÆRK.

Encrypted Messages investigates the counterbalance between signs of consumerism and religion in modern history.

The exhibition features two series of works based on found objects. Juxtaposing societal polar opposites, the artist will fill the gallery space with signs collected from roads in eastern Guatemala and southern Mexico, alongside clusters of various paraphernalia from the world of sport. By altering each object, using the historical Baroque technique of applying gold leaf to the surface of an object, the artist reveals the many similarities between sport and religion, both in Latin America and throughout the world. Athletes have become role models for young people, representing as they do a dream of upward mobility. In their eyes, the objects used in sport assume the significance of sacred relics.

As a form of intimidation or by way of pastime, gunshots have perforated the street signs. Initially, the bullet holes come across as representations of violence. However, Escobar seeks to rethink the message of the found object, regarding the perforations as encoded messages – signs that we cannot read, but only approach more tangibly. While these bullet holes may represent the threats of everyday life, Escobar challenges our understanding of the statements with his application of a golden surface. The artist adds a reflective side to the object, thereby overwriting its original message. The language of the objects also shifts from reading to understanding. In this simple, yet powerful gesture, he transforms the holes into more abstract emblems, compelling his audience to view the world in a different light.

Guatemalan artist Darío Escobar (b. 1971) divides his time between Mexico and Guatemala City. Escobar’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in collections throughout the world, including Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (AT) Fundación Jumex, Mexico City (MX), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles, (US), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), (US). An upcoming retrospective solo-exhibition will open at Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), Mexico City, in June 2022.

Today's News

April 3, 2022

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold Interiors and Prints & Multiples on April 6-7

Pace London opens a solo exhibition of pioneering artist Wang Guangle

David Nolan Gallery now representing: Paulo Pasta

Exhibition of Barbara T. Smith's seminal 1971 work Holy Squash on view at Andrew Kreps Gallery

Cecilia Vicuña to be next Hyundai Commission artist for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Turner Prize winning artist and Oscar winning filmmaker Steve McQueen opens an exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Budi Tek, 65, dies; His fortune built a vast trove of Asian art

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and Artsy host a benefit auction

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum presents 'The Arrue Brothers in Paris'

Russia and Ukraine have long been this filmmaker's subject

Margaret M. McGowan, who expanded the field of dance history, dies at 90

Ireland's last 'Magdalene Laundry' will be preserved as a memorial

She took the White House photos. Trump moved to take the profit.

Joasia Krysa to curate second edition of Helsinki Biennial opening June 2023

Richard Saltoun Gallery opens a special solo exhibition of works from the estate of Bertina Lopes

Tate announces new Director of Learning

Gene Sherman sells 100 deeply personal works from Sherman Collection this May

We know the Pledge. Its author, maybe not.

More than 50 cultural sites in Ukraine have been damaged in the war, UNESCO says

NILS ST&Aelig;RK opens an exhibition of works by Darío Escobar

Jennifer Trainer Thompson to leave Hancock Shaker Village

The MIT List Visual Arts Center opens an exhibition of works by Sharona Franklin

How Delta-9 THC Gummies can help you sleep

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful