The Americas

Daniel Arsham

Born 1980, USA

From two-dimensional work to sculpture, installation, public art, and performance, Daniel Arsham produces occasions to (re)consider architecture, the natural world, and the manner in which they interact with each other. His aestheticized sculpture and installations realize hypothetical architectural elements and counterintuitive designs, queuing possibilities and coercing material to behave atypically. Highly rendered drawings depict animals interacting with modernist structures and awkwardly positioned building details. Whether through his solo creations or collaborations with architects, choreographers and dancers, Arsham presents work that possesses visual drama and minimalist aspects; measures of solid intention and moments unrehearsed; signals of human progress or an entropic future.

Arsham has had many solo and groups exhibitions since 2005 including shows in France, USA, Australia and Holland. Arsham was one of the last contemporary artists to collaborate with Merce Cunningham in the last years of his life. Cunningham had frequently collaborated with artists of other disciplines; these include some of America’s best known artist like Robert Rauschenberg and Bruce Nauman. Since 2007 Arsham has produced a series of collaborations with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, which involved stage design that mixes art, in particular sculpture, and architecture. Daniel Arsham lives and works in New York, NY, and Miami, FL

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