Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art discusses Bernardi Roig's Intersections project NO/Escape.
Mallorcan artist Bernardi Roig installs six sculptural works in unexpected interior and exterior spaces, challenging visitors to rethink the definition of the museum. Roig draws parallels between his and Honoré Daumier’s works, both of which offer poignant social commentary. Typical of the artist’s work are the cruel-looking white plaster figures cast from real people, often cornered or crushed against walls or twisting in pain. By including the element of light—whether a single light bulb, neon tubes, or fluorescent lights—Roig’s work blends minimalist forms with highly charged expressions of anxiety and loneliness.
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Contemplation Tour: The Rothko Room
Contemplation Tour: Pierre-Auguste Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party
Contemplation Tour: Laib Wax Room
Contemplation Audio Tour: Choose-Your-Own-Artwork
Permanent Collection Tour: Sculpture in the Courtyard
Permanent Collection Tour: Rothko Room
Permanent Collection Tour: Luncheon of the Boating Party
Permanent Collection Tour: The Migration Series
Permanent Collection Tour: Laib Wax Room
Permanent Collection Tour: Duncan Phillips
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