For the not-for-profit exhibition space Locust Projects in Miami’s Design Destrict, artist Daniel Arsham has conceived a site-specific installation entitled Welcome to the Future. Daniel Arsham has transformed the exhibition space into an excavation site, digging a 25 foot wide trench in the gallery’s floor that holds thousands of calcified artifacts: photo cameras, TV sets, guitars, telephones, clocks, film spools, keyboards, tires, guns etc. Rendered in crystal, volcanic ash, and other minerals, the installation collapses linear narratives of past, present, and future.
Daniel Arsham (b.1980, Cleveland, OH) lives in New York, NY and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cooper Union, and a recipient of the Gelman Trust Fellowship. He has exhibited at various institutions, such as PS1, New York, NY; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and the Carré d’Art de Nîmes, Nîmes, France. Arsham’s work is included in various public collections including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; and the Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris, France.
Daniel Arsham: Welcome to the Future. Locust Projects, Miami. Opening reception, December 4, 2014.
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