HESSELHOLDT & MEJLVANG AT THE GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, MEXICO CITY

6 Mar 2019 - 17:45
Site specific balloon installation by Hesselholdt & Mejlvang for the Earth-Body group exhibition at the Geological Museum, Mexico City, curated by Gabriel Mestre Arrioja and Jonatan Habib Engquist.
 
A monumental arch is rising above the huge mammoth skeleton standing in the centre of the Sala Principal at the Geological Museum in Mexico City. The arch is built of balloons in various nuances of earth tones. The sentence “Please rest in peace for we shall not repeat the error” is shaped in balloons and incorporated along the length of the arch. The sentence is derived from the one written on the monument to the victims of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945.
 
In front of this central scenario are two additional balloon sculptures. A female and a male figure reminiscent of old ceramic figurines from ancient Mexican cultures.
 
The exhibition continues through April 7, 2019
 
 
For more info, please contact gallery: mail@eighteen.gallery / +45 33 310 321
 
Photo: Raquel Bañón Sodini + Hesselholdt & Mejlvang