The exhibition “El fin de la imaginación” includes newly commissioned sculptural and installation works by the artist Adrián Villar Rojas with Mariana Telleria, as well as older work recontextualized by the artist. Known for materially rich installations, Villar Rojas transforms spaces by creating immersive environments and experiences, inviting viewers to be explorers of the unpredictable microcosmos in his design while probing existential questions relating to the temporality of humanity and the ephemerality of nature.
Adrián Villar Rojas conceives long term projects, collectively and collaboratively produced that take the shape of large-scale and site-specific environments, both imposing and fragile, leaving scarce traces of their passage through the world due to perishing materiality and parasitical integration. Within his research and worldbuilding, which mixes sculpture, drawing, video, literature and performative traces, the artist explores the conditions of a humanity at risk, on the verge of extinction or already extinct, in which he traces the multi-species boundaries of a post-anthropocene time folded in on itself.
In “El fin de la imaginación“, a newly commissioned installation for The Bass Museum of Art, Villar Rojas wonders how the Moon, Mars, or any other extraterrestrial landscapes brought to us by interplanetary conquest will affect our past, present and future monumentality and its memorialization.