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Adrián Villar Rojas (1980)
The End of Imagination
Cigarette pack and butts with shard of ceramic
8,7 x 5,5 cm
The End of Imagination is personally driven, relatable commentary on the power of the small symbols that surround us. Its title is borrowed from the artist’s latest solo exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris, and it is inspired by a small shard of Greek pottery found by the artist during a stay in Athens, which he kept in his cigarette pack as an amulet of sorts before putting it back in its place of origin. The edition was produced exclusively by Adrián Villar Rojas for Terremoto in collaboration with Cerámica Suro (Guadalajara) in an extremely limited quantity. This work is the perfect opportunity to acquire a work by Villar Rojas while supporting Terremoto’s unique work in the field of art and critical theory against the backdrop of this apocalyptic dawn of the 21st century.
Adrián Villar Rojas was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1980. He lives and works nomadically.
Solo exhibitions include Poems for Earthlings, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2019); Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?, Tank Shanghai, China (2019); The Theater of Disappearance, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); NEON Foundation at Athens National Observatory, Greece (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2017), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017); Rinascimento, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2015); Fantasma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Today We Reboot the Planet, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2013); and La inocencia de los animales, MoMA PS1, New York (2013).
Participation in international group exhibitions include 12th Gwangju Art Biennale, South Korea (2018); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2015); 12a Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); Sharjah Biennial 12, Kalba (2015); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel and Kabul (2012); The New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); and 54th International Art Exhibition: La Biennale di Venezia, Argentina’s National Pavilion, Venice (2011).