Raise the anchor, Unfurl the sails, set course for the center of an ever setting sun! 2017
Ceramic ink on Vinyl, 2300mmh x 5600mmw x 50mmd
Collection of The National Gallery of Contemporary Art EMST. Athens Greece.
Specially commissioned by Documenta 14 for Athens, an accompaniment to the same named 2015 piece exhibited in Kassel. The works act a a Waharoa or Ngutu, a traditional form of Maori architecture that functions as a gateway and portal, through which the persons whom pass under are transformed into a sacred state. The purpose of the work at Documenta 14 was to enter the Athens component of Documenta itself. In Athens the image became part of the architecture and the ancestors settled through ceremony.
Speaker: President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos. Documenta 14 opening, The National Gallery of Contemporary Art EMST. Athens, Greece.
image courtesy Harry Soremski.