7 SEPTEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2016
A large-scale outdoor sculpture, looking like a skate park, is being designed by the Korean artist Koo Jeong A for the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo – Live Uncertainty. Every night, the sculpture shines in phosphorescent pink, responding to the natural light changes in the environment. The artist has created two glow-in-the-dark skateparks previously – one in Vassivière (France, 2012) and the other for the Liverpool Biennial (England, 2015). Her main interests are living spaces and human interactions.
Located in front of the MAC ramp, in an area free of trees, the 17-meter diameter sculpture can be seen from inside the Bienal Pavilion. This is a temporary installation and by the end of the Biennial in December, the original landscape will be reinstated. Entitled ARROGATION, the artwork invites skaters to a shift in the space for an experience with other qualities.
The interaction between the audience and artwork and its activation by the skateboarders' community is fundamental for the project, says the artist.
© Koo Jeong A, Bienal de São Paulo