Damián OrtegaSkin. L'Unité D'Habitation à Berlin, 1956-1958, Le Corbusier, Berlin, Germany 2007

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Damián Ortega (born 1967)
Skin. L'Unité D'Habitation à Berlin, 1956-1958, Le Corbusier, Berlin, Germany
From Skin
Date 2007
MediumLeather, thread, tattoo ink, pencil on paper and board
Dimensionsdisplay dimensions variable
Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, Alin Ryan von Buch, Luiz Augusto Teixeira de Freitas, Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian and Ago Demirdjian 2007
On long term loan
Not on display

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Ortega’s Skin works belong to a series of sculptures based on modernist residential architecture. Using natural cow leather, he has replicated floor plans of apartments in the Przyczolek Grochowski Estate in Warsaw by Oskar Hansen, Mexico City’s Urban Center President Alemán by architect Mario Pani, and Le Corbusier’s L’Unité d’Habitation in Berlin. The resulting cut-outs are installed as soft hanging sculptures. These residential projects were conceived to replace existing ineffective metropolitan housing with linear, egalitarian structures… (read more)

April 2008

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