Mesa de picnic para Huesca, 2000
Vallée de Pineta. Huesca
Curator: María Dolores Jiménez–Blanco
Technical development for the project: José Miguel Ferrando
Video 30″: http://youtu.be/846bkS5x-Ds
Siah Armajani Catalogue: Siah Armajani: Musée National d’Art Reina Sofía, Palais de Verre, 30 septembre 1999 – 10 janvier 2000, Itinérance, Salle des expositions du Conseil Régional de Huesca, 28 janvier – 26 mars 2000 [catalogue d’exposition].
Texts by Alicia Chillida, Nancy Princenthal, Pablo Llorca, María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco and Siah Armajani (Madrid: Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, 2000).
Siah Armajani, who moved to the United States in 1960, is one of the foremost proponents of public art and has contributed to defining the concept in his own writings. Armajani sees ‘public art’ as referring to works that by definition must have a public function, works which voluntarily renounce artistic creativity as it is conventionally understood. Since his early works, based on a purely conceptual approach, Armajani has followed a logical trajectory that first led him to reflect on the role of the artist and art in contemporary society, and then to propose and create works that challenge the traditional boundaries drawn between the fine arts, design, carpentry, town planning and engineering. These works are aimed at responding to the concrete, practical needs of the communities they are directed at and at improving everyday life.
María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco. Siah Armajani. Madrid: Musée d’Art Reina Sofía, 2000, p. 71.
María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco. Siah Armajani. Madrid: Musée d’Art Reina Sofía, 2000, p. 73.
Siah Armajani. Siah Armajani. Madrid: Musée d’Art Reina Sofía, 2000, p 73.
How to get to Mesa de picnic:
Coordonnées: Latitude 42º 39’ 48,49’’ N. Longitude 0º 6’ 40,28’’ W