Installation cost 20 thousand dollars divided into major art-ярмарке Mexico
ARTinvestment.RU   12 февраля 2020

The cause of the accident was an empty can of-под drink, which the local art-критик inadvertently put on one of the parts of the composition

From 5 to 9 February 2020 in Mexico city was Latin America's largest contemporary art fair Zona Maco. Despite the fact that the fair is held for the 18-й times (annually since 2002), hit the world media, it owes not its history or the program, and a curious incident that occurred at the stand of one of the galleries-участниц. On the last day of the fair Mexican art-критик Avelina Lesper decided to take a picture with installation artist Gabriel Rico, represented by OMR gallery (Mexico city).

the attitude to such criticism art-объектам, more reminiscent of a bunch of random items picked up in the street. Thought Lesper, her empty aluminum soda added to the installation that would organically fit into the composition. But the unexpected happened: from contact with the jar installation, which is a sheet of glass to which is attached a soccer ball, tennis ball, pen, stone and a few branches, scattered into small pieces. Obviously, the glass in which was done a few holes for these items, just could not stand the additional load.

the Gallery in your Instagram evaluated critique of such behavior as disrespectful and unprofessional, and Avelina Lesper in turn, according to described in The Telegraph, offered to reimburse the cost of repairing affected art-объекта (it is estimated in $20 thousand), and to consider the destruction of the object performance and leave the composition in a ruined state to "show its evolution". However, the final decision of the question is no: the gallery waiting for the reaction of the author of the work.

the works of contemporary art, especially installations, is quite fragile items and often suffer from collision with the real world. Thus, in 2015 year the world saw the news that the Museum of the Italian city of Bolzano cleaners accidentally destroyed the installation, thinking it was garbage. In 2011 year the Museum Ostwall in Dortmund, the worker accidentally damaged art-объект, insured for €800 thousand a Selection of 10 more similar cases can be found here.

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