At HOW Art Museum in Shanghai, Daniel Arsham crafted new interventions specifically for the space there, further exploring the relationship between architecture and the human form. “Daniel Arsham: Perpetual Present,” running through Oct. 24, offers these recent explorations, among them a portal that moves through several parallel walls. Arsham was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“Working in sculpture, architecture, drawing and film, he creates and crystallizes ambiguous in-between spaces or situations, and further stages what he refers to as future relics of the present,” the museum says. “Always iconic, most of the objects that he turns into stone refer to the late 20th century or millennial era, when technological obsolescence unprecedentedly accelerated along with the digital dematerialization of our world. While the present, the future and the past poetically collide in his haunted yet playful visions between romanticism and pop art, Arsham also experiments with the timelessness of certain symbols and gestures across cultures.”