FLYING UNIVERSITY AT THE SCULPTURE PARK. EARTH WORKS
Lecture and reconstructions
Ai Weiwei, "To Be Found", 2014, photo by Nicolas Grospierre
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw is pleased to announce lecture no. 3 as part of the Bródno Sculpture Park Flying University.
The meeting will take place at the ROD “Pratulińska” allotment garden complex in Targówek, and its starting point will be Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s sculpture To Be Found (2014). Installed in the southern part of Bródno Park, the work consists of three holes filled with broken vases (replicas of a precious 14th-century vessel) and covered with earth. Weiwei’s sculpture can be interpreted in the context of the history of the 20th-century avant-gardes: conceptualism, found object (ready-made), minimalism, and land art. Though material, with its own volume and weight, the project nonetheless remains invisible and inaccessible for the viewer.
Held at an allotment garden in Targówek, the meeting will feature a lecture on the historical tradition of land art and artistic gardening, citing works of artists such as Futurefarmers, Agnes Denes, Mel Chin, Andrea Zittel, or CLUI. Selected art works will also be reconstructed, including Ian Hamilton Finley’s Little Sparta (1966) and Sol LeWitt’s Buried Cube Containing an Object of Importance but Little Value (1968).