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Pilar Zeta and Andrés Monnier distinction stone installations at Galerie Philia

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Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta and Mexican sculptor Andrés Monnier have created the Antipodes exhibition at Galerie Philia that started throughout Mexico Metropolis’s artwork week.

The works by Zeta and Monnier are set in a concrete-walled area within the Mexican capital, launched throughout Mexico Metropolis’s Zona Maco artwork competition.

Pilar Zeta designed an set up known as Doorways of Notion for Antipodes at Galerie Philia Mexico

The identify Antipodes comes from the distinction between the 2 artists’ work, which is linked by the frequent use of rock, but differs in type and material.

It consists of two main installations accented by quite a lot of smaller works by every designer.

Stone forms by Pilar Zeta
Doorways of Notion options geometric stone types

“In nature, stones might be discovered in lots of codecs, from delicate textures to a uncooked and brutalist floor,” mentioned the gallery.

“Simply because the distinction between the Argentinian artist Pilar Zeta and the Mexican sculptor Andrés Monnier.”

Black stone stacked installation
Andrés Monnier’s main set up is known as Pyrus

Zeta’s set up, known as Doorways of Notion, is a monumental set of receding columns and arches set on prime of a easy checkered walkway. The entire set up is about upon a gravel floor introduced into the exhibition area.

Underneath the arches are units of pedestals that maintain stacked geometric types, largely of metallic, with just a few stainless-steel components interspersed.

Mirror inside metal arch
Monnier’s mirror was positioned inside a metallic arch

“Pilar’s chic set up consists with easy textures oriented to human perfection: divinity,” mentioned the gallery.

“A tribute to an ethereal and non-tangible area as her ideas, represented and created on a digital world however materialized by rock.”

Stone arches at Galerie Philia
The 2 designers used stone in strikingly alternative ways

The archways had been based mostly on the unconscious and the varied “doorways” symbolize the totally different “ranges of notion” and are supposed to attach viewers with a “larger self” by appearing as a “gateway to infinity and new realities”

Monnier’s contribution, alternatively, takes a extra natural method.

Known as Pyrus, the work incorporates a pyramidal type comprising a collection of stark black blocks that emit flames from holes bored into the highest, signalling a extra pure tone the place “there’s no area for perfection”.

Pilar Zeta furniture
The exhibition included Zeta’s first-ever assortment of furnishings

Utilizing rock, hearth and metallic to craft types, the sculptor was impressed by Mesoamerican structure.

The work references an historic previous and is supposed to spotlight “forgotten hyperlinks and burnt roots we have now with human ancestors”.

Offered alongside the installations is the primary collection of furnishings items offered by Zeta, which characteristic comparable colors and geometric components because the Doorways of Notion.

Additionally included within the exhibition are different standalone items by Monnier, together with Consciousness, a candle holder made out of stone that’s suspended above one other piece of stone; in addition to a collection of chairs and low tables, additionally constructed from stone.

His Narciso Uno mirror, a shard-shaped piece of glass supported on the base by a triangular stone, was additionally set on a mound of sand and framed by an arch-shaped metal lattice lined with candles.

stone stools and coffee tables
Monnier contributed a collection of stone stools and low tables

Galerie Philia Mexico is led by curators Alban Roger and Jorge Brown who labored alongside the occasion firm Home of Kirschner for the exhibition.

The Mexican extension of the gallery, which has areas in Switzerland, the US and Singapore, was based in early 2022. Antipodes is a results of the primary artist residency held on the location.

The images is by Maison Mouton Noir, courtesy of Galerie Philia

Antipodes is on present from 9 February till April in Mexico Metropolis. See our Dezeen Occasions Information for details about different structure and design exhibitions, installations and talks.

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