Do it Yourself
A survey of the innovative sculptural and installation work of Damián Ortega. In works that spin, dangle, sprawl and climb, Damián Ortega reveals his fascination with how everyday things—whether manmade or organic—are constructed, and his keen interest in the tools and elements that facilitate the process of construction, from pickaxes and pulleys to bricks to molecules. A former political cartoonist, Ortega infuses his sculptural work with an incisive wit, bringing the humorist’s eye to works in which materials are manipulated in surprising ways. His objects reflect the dynamism of the world around us in ways that we might otherwise overlook, subtly subverting conventional views of sculpture as permanent and monumental. This book, accompanying a major exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, brings together work from 1996 to 2007, including sculpture, photography, and video, revealing the rich range of Ortega’s artistic activity.
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Foreword Jill Medvedow
New Order Jessica Morgan
Do It Yourself Damián Ortega
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action arquitectónico artist and kurimanzutto automóvil become Beetle body botella bottle Brasilia bricks Bruce Nauman built Ciudad de México cm c/u complex conceptual construcción construido Corbusier Cosmic Thing Courtesy cubes Damián Ortega Daniel Guzmán different digital prints Dimensiones variables elementos energía Entropía Escarabajo escultura espacio estructura example exercise exhibition first floor función gallery glucosa housing image impresiones digitales inside installation interest Jean Tinguely ladrillos language Lápiz sobre papel limits made makes making Marcel Duchamp Mario Pani material matter metal método Mexico City molecular movement mundo neoconcreto Nine Types objeto obra order Ortega's work Oscar Niemeyer Oskar Hansen parts physical piece pieza place point political possible proceso project rabbits room same sculpture show skin space Stanislaw Lem state Sun Tzu system take Tate Modern three time transformación Transformers Types of Terrain Urbano Presidente Alemán used Variable dimensions video view Volkswagen Volkswagen Escarabajo wall water White Cube works Zico