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Cristina Iglesias

October 05 – December 21, 1997

Christina Iglesias
Untitled (Alabaster Room) Detail, 1997
Installation View, Detail
This exhibition will be the first midwest museum presentation of Spanish sculptor Cristina Iglesias, whose work explores the need for intimacy within the built environment. For Iglesias, architecture is a second skin which mediates the relationship between inside and outside, public and private, and ultimately nature and culture. Using concrete, iron, alabaster, stained glass, and textiles, Iglesias constructs shallow shelters that rely on existing architectural elements of a given space. By introducing these elements as architectural figments and fragments, Iglesias' extensions and alterations often suggest a beautiful in-between or a temporary but quite consciously introduced nowhere in the middle of somewhere. Too gentle to constitute a rupture, too formal and restrained to invite fanfare or mourning, Iglesias work has instead opted for an intelligent, sober poetry that offers a peace of mind with a piece of place.

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. It will travel to Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


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