Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 4:30pm
VCU Student Commons Theater
907 Floyd Ave.
Portuguese artist, Miguel Palma, works out of Lisbon and NYC. He creates sculptures out of re-purposed industrial and used parts. Curator, Sarah Shalgosky, writes, “Miguel Palma’s work investigates technologies, particularly those of the automotive industry, and how they might represent and subvert the values of our world. His work also examines the social practices and impacts that develop from these technologies and he is particularly interested in ideas about reciprocity and value. The project evokes Walter Benjamin’s post-war essay, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, and questions the status of a car as an object whose interest and value, like those of art, relates to what Benjamin identified as its “aura” – the discourse and values that surround it.”