Adrián Villar Rojas’s works concoct imaginary realms. Usually made from clay, his colossal installations are transitory and so cannot be collected, as they disappear or decay over time. His practice confronts the public with ideas of obsolescence and extinction, but also with the possibilities of humankind and its endless imagination. This is the first book to include all of Villar Rojas’ most significant projects, featured in international biennials such as Venice, Documenta, Shanghai, and others.
About the Authors
Hans Ulrich Obrist is co-director of exhibitions and programmes and director of international projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is the director of the Museum Castello di Rivoli in Turin. She was the artistic director of Documenta (13), 2012.
Eungie Joo is a contemporary art curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Joo was director and curator at the New Museum in New York from 2007 to 2012.
About the Publisher
Headquartered in London and New York City, Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers, Phaidon produces innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books for children.