Published On: Sun, Jul 9th, 2017

Artist to raise a wall ‘Made by Mexicans,’ for visitors to tear down in NYC

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Clay timbers in Oaxaca, Mexico, that will be used for Bosco Sodi’s installation “Muro.” CreditVia Studio Bosco Sodi



Mr. Sodi has made these timbers with the help of about 20 craftspeople in Oaxaca and has had them sent to New York by truck.

On the morning of the event, Mr. Sodi said in an interview, he is to install the wall with the help of Mexican artists and friends who live in New York. Starting around lunchtime, though, visitors — of any nationality — would take apart the wall. Each participant would be invited to take home a clay timber.

“I wanted to create a wall made by Mexicans with Mexican earth,” Mr. Sodi said. “Then the disappearance of the wall will be by the community and all kinds of people who visit the park.”

Mr. Sodi is a Brooklyn-based artist who directs Fundación Casa Wabi, an art center in Oaxaca that combines residencies and community projects.

He will have a show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, opening in November.

Source: nytimes.com

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