Installation: Fundamentally Right Project, poster, 8000 copies of paper city (local dallas paper), monitor and DVD
video: shot on location at MEDIVAL TIMES in Dallas.
Icelandic artist Magnus Sigurdarson will explore his experience as an outsider in our Texan culture through photography and a multimedia installation featuring in excess of 7,000 copies of PaperCity Magazine. Sigurdarson will construct expired time with stacks and stacks of the social magazine erected as monumental sculptures. Iconic to Dallas, PaperCity is a symbol of today’s mass media culture and the ephemeral disposition of trends and society. Video soliloquies performed by Sigurdarson are housed in these structures, revealing the lack of reconciliation between the viewers’ society and Sigurdarson, the foreigner.
Magnus Sigurdarson studied at Studio Cecil & Graves in Florence Italy, Icelandic College of Arts & Crafts, and Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University. He currently lives and works in Miami. He most recently exhibited with Kevin Bruk Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach 2007. His works are in the permanent collections of Iceland Air, The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Icelandic National Gallery, and The Focus Group corporate collection in New York, just to name a few.
León Ferrari, Argentinian conceptual artist and winner of the 2007 Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, works simultaneously in a variety of media, from drawings to found material sculptures. His lyrical webs of illegible text on paper, conceptually reflect on the writing experience. Simultaneously, Ferrari’s controversial sculptures and installations tackle power and religion.
Now at 87 years old, the self-educated artist has finally gained international recognition after 50 years of producing challenging and expressive art. In the past year he has been collected by MOMA and is scheduled for an exhibition there in 2009. PanAmerican ArtProjects opened its doors in Miami with a solo exhibition of Ferrari’s seminal works in December 2006, and we are pleased to now present both past and recent works in our Dallas space.
León Ferrari has mounted solo exhibitions throughout Latin America including major retrospectives at the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires and the Pinacoteca in Sao Paolo, Brazil, as well as the Drawing Center in New York. He is in the collections of the National Museum of Art, Buenos Aires, the Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paolo, Brazil, MOMA, New York and the Blanton Museum and MFAH in Texas.