A curving wave that never breaks
Artist(s)/Author(s): Ignacio Perez Meruane
Format: Book
Publisher: Colpa Press
City Produced/Published: San Francisco
Reference Number: OS.31564.Me
Location: Oversized Stacks
Acquisition Date: 7/29/2020
Copies: 1
Donated By: Luca Nino Antonucci
Description:

Clamshell box with copper bowl, postcards printed in copper pigment and 64 pp booklet. Copper foil stamp, copper staples, casebound box and booklet printed on digital press. 

This publication serves as a continuation of Perez Meruane's 2015 project circuitos at Galería Tajamar in Santiago, Chile, exploring the history of the country’s copper mining industry.

The project takes as its point of departure connections between Chuquicamata and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mine, was opened in northern Chile by the Guggenheim family in 1915. The works presented address the global circulation of copper as a commodity, extracted from one location and transported to another, alongside copper's inherent capacity to conduct the flow of electricity and therefore transmit information. Frank Lloyd Wright's theory of organic architecture, in which a building and its elements are integrated with their environment, is contrasted in these works with Solomon Guggenheim's willful exploitation of that which comes from the earth -- copper.

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