HENRIQUE OLIVEIRA

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Enter the Root Labrynth

Transarquitetônica is a larger-than-life cavernous root system that visitors can enter and explore. The installation was designed and built by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira and can be found at  the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo through November 2014. The exterior skin of the structure has been constructed from discarded wood strips that Oliveira reclaimed from construction sites- the same material used in the construction of Brazilian favelas (shanty towns). And from the inside Transarquitetônica appears more like an alien mine system of impressive size. Here are some images from the installation, as well as a video:

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Baitogogo @ the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

A new installation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, this gigantic Gordian Knot was constructed by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira also known for his organic transformations of interior and exterior spaces. Titled Baitogogo, the work depicts an architectural grid of columns and support beams that seem to morph into a chaotic tangle of branches or roots. Via http://news.upperplayground.com

Through a kind of architectural anthropomorphism, Henrique Oliveira reveals the building’s structure. At Palais de Tokyo, he plays on the space’s existing and structuring features, prolonging and multiplying pillars in order to endow them with a vegetable and organic dimension, as though the building were coming alive. The artist draws inspiration from medical textbooks, amongst others, and particularly from studies of physical pathologies such as tumors. Through a formal analogy, these outgrowths evoke the outermost layers of the bark of a common tree.

Installation will be in view through September 9th, 2013. Photos by André Morin. (via dark silence in suburbia)

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