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allora & calzadilla - puerto rican light

cueva vientos - guayanilla
september 25, 2015 - january 31, 2018
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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 

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allora & calzadilla, installation view of puerto rican light, cueva vientos, 2015. 


Inspired by a sculpture "Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake)" made by the renowned artist Dan Flavin in 1965, were he used an industrial steel lamp and fluorescent bulbs in shades of red, pink and yellow held in parallel to create it.

 

Fifty years later, the duet of artists Allora & Calzadilla, reinterpret this lighting installation under the title "Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos)" using a solar energy converter that captures and stores natural sunlight, which is then used to power and emulate the artificial lights created by Flavin in 1965.

 

After two years of showing, " Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos)” which is the first long-term installation commissioned by Dia Art Foundation outside the United States since 1982, will culminate in january 31, 2018.

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