Adrían Villar Rojas (AR) - From the series Brick Farm

Triënnale Brugge 2021 - Brugge - Adrían Villar Rojas - From the series Brick Farm

Adrián Villar Rojas will be installing some special bird nests in and around the Poortersloge, the city centre of Bruges and Zeebrugge. They form part of his work 'From the series Brick Farm'. The title refers to the moment when Villar Rojas and his team found a large number of red oven bird nests in a brick factory in Rosario, Argentina. The animal owes its name to the beautiful nests it builds, which resemble the old mud ovens of Argentina's early agricultural past. A striking fact here is that the birds always build their nests on human structures and permanently maintain them.

During the Triennial Bruges 2021, the artist will scatter similar nests throughout the city. The Poortersloge is a focal point for the Triennial and, through Villar Rojas' nests, it is in symbolic contact with Zeebrugge, where Triennial Bruges and Beaufort collaborate. No matter where you will find these nests, it will not be obvious whether you are looking at an authentic or an artificial nest. In this way, the Argentinian artist is making you think about how closely natural and human artefacts are connected.


Short bio

Adrián Villar Rojas (°1980, Rosario, Argentina, living and working as a nomad) designs location-based large-scale installations, many of which generate a feeling that seems to announce the apocalypse. With fragile sculptures and imposing structures, he portrays the idea of how human civilisation could end, or how a futuristic culture could emerge. His work will be dispersed throughout Bruges and will also be part of the Beaufort programme.

Adrián Villar Rojas

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