Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

From April 14th to October 29th 2017 under the New York sky and on the entire MET Roof Garden an impressive floor is made with the line due2 by Del Conca in 20 mm thickness that has the leading role in the building: The Theater of Disappearance, signed by Adrian Villar Rojas.

The idea of ​​the artist is that of a party in which the tiles create a ballroom with a black, gray and white checkerboard floor occupied by tables in a fantastic mixture of almost one hundred 3D masterworks coming from seventeen different departments of the museum. Design masterpieces, Egyptian masks, oriental sculptures, classical statues, weapons, African heads ... All is recombined, assembled and reinterpreted through small sets along the terrace. Adrian Villar Rojas also wanted to incorporate the bar countertop and the wooden benches of the terrace into the same work. These objects were covered with the line due2 by Del Conca. It was a complex and exceptional work and the tiles have really become the "basis" for an exhibition that the New York Times journal has acknowledged as a "New York must see show". The work is a celebration of the museum, a narrative transposition of what was seen and breathed by the talented thirty-seven-year-old artist Villar Rojas on the days of the creation of the project when the ideas came out between an exploration and a discovery, between a contemplation and a conversation with a curator, a conservator or a researcher.

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