Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rui Rui

Rui Rui by Jaume Plensa, Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice
“Rui Rui” by Jaume Plensa, 2013
Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti
Venice, September 2013

Rui Rui (2013) will be installed in the garden of Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti on the north side of the Accademia bridge. Though fabricated in cast iron, the sculpture appears like a hologram, fugitive despite its great materiality. The sculpture continues Plensa’s focus on the human figure, specifically the head, a subject he explores in awe-inspiring scale such as the majestic Echo (2011, Madison Square Park, New York) and Dream (2009, St. Helens, Liverpool, U.K.). Rui Rui is captured in silent meditation, her eyes closed in a dream. The sculpture invites a similar moment of quiet contemplation for all who encounter the work, as they pass through Venice’s labyrinthine canals and streets.”
(Jaume Plensa at the Venice Biennale, Richard Gray Gallery)

3 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wow! That's different.

Lowell said...

Kinda strange. Not sure I've be driven to contemplation with this, but maybe. Kinda funny if you look behind the photo, there's a cutout in that window that makes it look like a windup thing on the back of the head. :) I usually get poles growing out of the back of heads.

cieldequimper said...

With a name like that and the shape, I would have thought there was a Polynesian influence here...