Roger Hiorns, 2016 winner of the Faena Prize, opens May 19th in the Faena District Buenos Aires. “En El Umbral” is a site-sensitive exhibition curated by Pablo León de la Barra.
The project, which earned Hiorns the esteemed $75,000 prize in 2016, takes over the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires and an open expanse of land in front of Faena Hotel Buenos Aires. Hiorns appropriates found materials and activates them with the performance of naked bodies as a means of resignifying both the objects, our historical and social narratives and the urban landscape. His work merges sculpture, reclaimed objects from Buenos Aires, and live performance towards an exploration of human potential and the boundaries of time.
We are proud to have commissioned Roger Hiorns to create a site-sensitive exhibition that, while continuing his trajectory and research, also reacts and responds to the urban landscape and our own historical narrative.
—said Alan Faena.
Hiorns’ is a London-based artist known for sculptures that tread the white space between dimensions: construction and deconstruction, theological and technological, controlled and easily organic. His work pulses with the anxiety of a globalized world while also speaking gently to the fragility of the human condition.
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Roger Hiorns—Faena Prize for the Arts Winner (2016)—Opens in Buenos Aires