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Progressive Universes: Translations of Globe and Cosmos from Argentina to Hong Kong

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13 Nov - 17 Jan 2015
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Progressive Universes: Translations of Globe and Cosmos from Argentina to Hong Kong

Artist: Irene Dubrovsky

Argentinean artist, Irene Dubrovsky’s ‘re-mapping Hong Kong’ with her first solo show in Asia as part of Art Gallery Week 2014

Progressive Universes:

Translations of Globe and Cosmos from Argentina to Hong Kong

Puerta Roja is proud to announce “Progressive Universes: Translations of Globe and Cosmos from Argentina to Hong Kong” by Argentinean artist, Irene Dubrovsky from13 November 2014 – 17 January 2015 as part of Art Gallery Week 2014.

Durbrovsky’s work is characterized by the creation of woven cartographies and topographies. The north and south pole, world aerial connections, the via-lactea and even the patterns of tsunamis are mapped through the artist’s vision. The resulting images make us wonder about time, space and evolving connections, and at the same time, remind us of the beauty of earth and sky.

In her work, “Hong Kong Island”, Dubrovsky places the city at the epicenter of a swirling vortex, contrasting the vibrant energy that drives the heart of Asia’s World City with the forces of nature that define the tropical climate of the region it has helped define.

Originating from the combination of cosmological theories and satellite images with Pythagorean mathematics and oriental geometry, the large scale woven maps juxtapose ancient materials and laborious crafts with the latest technological imagery of the world.

Dubrovsky uses Google Earth and satellite images of the globe and the cosmos and translates them into three-dimensional amate paper weavings elegantly polychromed. The result is an earthy surface that removes the coldness and remoteness of the computer digital images, whilst retaining the precision of the maps to mathematical detail. The weave of the amate (a natural pre-paper used in Mexico since pre-Columbian times) suggests longitude and latitude lines. When referencing the stars, Irene’s works explode the coordinates of the universe.

A fellow of the National System of Creators and participant of the highly respected Biennial in Havana, Cuba she has exhibited in her native Argentina, Mexico, USA, Spain, Austria and Portugal and for the first time in Hong Kong in 2014.

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