Alexandre Arrechea


(1970,Trinidad/Cuba)

The prominence of surveillance systems and the accompanying obsession with control during our time had served as a key source for the work Alexandre began in 2003. Investigation into this issue led him to develop a body of work dealing with loss of privacy, fragility, memory and the failure of control and power.

Works such as the garden of mistrust (2003-2005) Perpetual free entrance (2006) deal, to some degree, with troubles of accessibility or approach to art work. At present his interest is the limits of artwork itself. With that purpose in mind he created a particular installation for the last Havana Biennial. The work consists of a house of steel divided into eleven sections. The extensions or separation between walls change daily, depending of the rise or fall of the Dow Jones index in economy. In March 2-2010 Time Square the mythical New York Space, became the scene for Alexandre Arrechea who was chosen for the public art programs with the video work Black sun (2009) a 3 D animated wrecking ball that continuously hit NASDAQ Billboard.

The work he is doing ultimately is a provocative exercise of criticisms to the known structures of power in our time.

City Corp Building

2012

Hotel

2012

City Corp

2011

The dream of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon

2011

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