Mexican artist Bosco Sodi brings “Wall” to London

Mexican artist Bosco Sodi presents his new public instalation “Muro” (Wall), in the Thames river bank for the “Art Night” contemporary art festival.
Mexican artist Bosco Sodi brings “Wall” to London
Once installed, audiences circulating through the riverbank will be invited to dismantle the wall brick by brick - Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP
22/06/2018
18:03
Notimex
Mexico City
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On July 7, the artist will unveil a 6.5 x 26.2 ft wall made of 600 bricks, which were made in Mexico by artisans from Oaxaca and signed individually by the artist.

Once installed, audiences circulating through the riverbank will be invited to dismantle the wall brick by brick and take a part of the artwork to their homes.

“This is more of a performance, rather than a work of art. It serves to remind people that when society unites, they can bring down any kind of barrier,” Sodi stated.

A previous edition of this installation was made in New York on September 2017.

On said occasion, the wall was very well received by audiences, drawing the attention of the international press due to the significance and interactivity of the installation.

The wall will be open to the public on July 7, at 18:00 hours, local time, and will conclude until the piece has been completely dismantled by visitors.

Over 50 cultural institutions will be participating on the festival’s third edition with all kinds of contemporary art displays, curated by the director of the Hayward Gallery, and the artistic director of the Venice Biennial 2019, Ralph Rugoff.

The commissioned artistic projects revolve around the subject of homes and urban landscapes. They will be displayed for one night only in the proximity of the Southbank Centre and the National Theater in south London.

Born in Mexico City, Bosco Sodi has received recognition among contemporary artists because of his aesthetic proposals which combine his interest for art and nature.

His works are known to occupy large spaces, featuring rich textures and colors. He usually doesn’t name his pieces since he tries to avoid biasing the spectator’s perspective.

The work of Bosco Sodi has been put on display on several occasions at international expositions in Mexico, Belgium, Chile, Japan, and the United States, among others.

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