Everyday fluorescence of Felix Gonzales-Torres

Oct-4-2007
Everyday fluorescence of Felix Gonzales-Torres
by C.B. | :venews

Everyday fluorescence of Felix Gonzales-Torres Felix Gonzales-Torres' refined evocative force at the United States of America pavilion of the Venice Biennale...

 
Deeply affected by the death of his companion, obsessed with sickness and death, Felix Gonzales- Torres swathes spectators in an atmosphere of nostalgia, regrets, memories and reflections on the profound meaning of human existence.

Through his works, installations using everyday objects, light bulbs, candies wrapped in cellophane, etc, he transfers his own emotions to the spectators, in this way transforming them into universal metaphors of man and man's destiny.
The light bulb filaments, the fluorescent tubes, destined to burn out, like the inevitable path of man, become symbolic of life and beauty: that light which invades space, communicating emotions, sensations. 

by C.B. | :venews
Tr. Maria Fasolo

 

Felix Gonzales-Torres
United States of America pavilion
Venice Biennale

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