“Hustle our usual perspectives, interrogate our certainties, question the apparently unchanging ways in our relations to others, to animality, to the wilderness” press release of the exhibition “Zoospective”Besançon citadel, 2018
The wildlife and the animal kingdom have always been choice subjects for Mauro Corda. To him the years 2000 have been an opportunity to perceive them as beings in mutation (The Criket, 2013; Turtle-shark, 2017), since they are today submitted to great ecological and climatical crises due to Mankind. This interrogation on the undermining of the animal kingdom due man’s actions and the enormous disappearances of species is clearly portrayed in this 2018 work, Meerkat.
These three “desert sentinels”, in alert, find themselves stuck and coated in oil that is leaking from a barrel, as if forever stuck in time. This milestone work of art adapted for the “Art For All” collection reminds us of all the major stakes that tomorrow’s humanity will have to answer to: bioethics and our common responsibility in the preservation of the planet.
Edition “Art For All” by Galerie Loft Paris
2020, Painted cast metal,
H.16 x 6.5 x 6 cm, 530 grams,
Dim. of the box : 19 x 12,6 x 9 cm,
Certificate of authenticity included.
Mauro Corda, Meerkats, 2018. Resin and iron. Installation © photographie Le Curieux des arts Gilles Kraemer. Zoopective Exhibition “The animal kingdom” by Mauro Corda. Citadel of Besançon, 2018
|Dimensions||16 × 6,5 × 6 cm|
Cast iron, Cast iron
Edition of 500, Edition of 500
Engraved signature, Engraved signature
|Dim. de la boite||
H. 19 x L. 12,6 x P. 9 cm