Buona Fortuna #1
43 1/4 x 63 in, 109.9 x 160 cm
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for: $4,063
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by Ron Francis Regan
Jorge Mañes Rubio is co-founder of the Design Museum Dharavi, a TED Senior Fellow and a recipient of the S&R Foundation Washington Award. He has recently collaborated with the European Space Agency and the Center for Indigenous Arts, and his work is regularly exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide such as the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea, Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam.
In this elegiac photographic series Buona Fortuna, Rubio transports viewers to the mountains of the Parco Nazionale del Cilento in the south of Italy, where several isolated villages were abandoned after a series of earthquakes and landslides. He has photographed several churches and chapels found among the ruins. A closer look exposes vacant altars and pedestals—a direct consequence of the looters and art merchants who broke in and removed paintings, sculptures and other sacred relics. Despite the emptiness and destruction of these spaces, Rubio manages to capture these places in all their beauty.
This work is edition 1/3.
Accompanying this lot is a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
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