Juxtapoz Mag – Artwork (Historical past) on and as Cardboard: Julio Anaya Cabanding “Wunderkammer” @ Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo


Nanzuka is happy to give Wunderkammer, a solo exhibition of recent works through Spanish artist Julio Anaya Cabanding. This marks Cabanding’s first large-scale solo presentation at Nanzuka Underground, following his small version display ultimate 12 months. 

Cabanding starts his ingenious procedure through amassing waste items of cardboard, plasterboard, and wood forums, the use of those discarded fabrics and dilapidated town partitions as his beef up medium upon which to color well known artworks together with the likes featured in textbooks. Such is a counteraction towards a machine that makes an attempt to deify artwork, and on the similar time, may well be regarded as as without equal type of portray imaginable inside of our ecosystem.

Simply as Marcel Duchamp had as soon as presented a ready-made urinal into the distance of the museum, Cabanding takes a well-known portray from artwork historical past out of the museum context and into the town. Even though each artists problem the level to which the intellectual presence of artwork may well be made extra acquainted and available, they enterprise to succeed in this thru solely reverse strategies. Cabanding’s works might seem to be a variant of appropriation artwork, but in addition they comment on issues of museums and public area (the road), in addition to the sturdiness and the worth of artwork. On this appreciate, the works may well be outlined as a brand new type of twenty first century artwork that makes an attempt to boost questions in regards to the stipulations of the present artwork machine which heralds and puts emphasis on museum establishments and academism.

The name of the exhibition, Wunderkammer, which interprets into English as “Cupboard of Curiosities,” refers to cupboards that emerged within the past due Renaissance and Baroque classes that have been used to give collections of notable gadgets of quite a lot of origins.For this exhibition, Cabanding has created works that imitate dinosaur fossils, historic Egyptian mummies, the creations of Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, Hokusai Katsushika, Warhol, Basquiat, and the whole thing from footwear to Astro Boy toys, or even the works of Hajime Sorayama and Javier Calleja, and shows them in a cupboard structure. As well as, a portray of Picasso’s Guernica produced to about the similar scale as the unique paintings, will probably be introduced within the first-floor gallery area.



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