Master in Regenerating Intermediate Landscapes
We thought these renditions of crumbling urban landscapes by artist Liu Wei were pretty cool. Made of discarded schoolbooks held together with wood and steel, some of Wei’s sculpture measure more than 4 meters in height. The carved-book cityscapes are currently on show in Paris at the Almine Rech gallery until May 16.
Love them. They remind me of Red Grooms’s 1970s installations of scaled-down Manhattan, cities made of papier mache and armatures and other materials, that you could walk through. And another connection that comes immediately to mind, of course, is Leon Gil’s early 19th century model/maqueta of Madrid.