ALEXANDER AND BONIN AT THE WEEK OF ART OF SAO PAULO
Occupying booth 20 of the Pavilhão das Culturas Brasileiras at Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, the New York gallery Alexander and Bonin will be part of the Brazilian Art Week that takes place from August 31st to September 3rd.
The gallery proposal consists of a series of sculptures of the North American artist Willie Cole. Using women's shoes -material that turned to be of great inspiration for the artist since the 80s-, Cole transformed those shoes into masks with humanoid features. Likewise, these masks refer to African mythology, its arts and its culture in general.
In this way, the artist endows sculptures with a social and cultural significance associated with socioeconomic status, the complexities of power and gender relations, the production and mass consumption system and other topics of universal interest.
Cole sculptures for Art Week in São Paulo