One thousand eight hundred and seventy five
Wayne Diem Kleppe
ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE
Dozens of branches hanging from the ceiling of the central hall of ´ace and a large number of prints of pigeon imaged make up the installation One thousand eight hundred and seventy five made by Wayne Diem Kleppe that explores the roots of agriculture in Argentina.
The title of the exhibition (1875) refers to the year in which Argentina sent the first shipment of intact grain to the United Kingdom, triggering a wave of local and foreign investment. The female figure, holding the hay bundle, is both a reference to the maternal figure and the mythical female figure – who is the embodiment of nurture and nature. Pigeons allude to the life in a city, literally and symbolically, feeding on life in urban areas.
STATEMENT OF THE ARTIST
Each individual internalizes his or her experience of the world in a different way.
There are limitations to how we can express and react to these experiences, social norms and constructions are the most frequent obstacles.
My work aims to convey the anguish that comes from feeling these limitations. By using the characters, a person can feel liberated from his or her own skin, and is able to remove himself from the traditional obligations and paradigms of daily life.