This morning, visiting artist Nils Folke Anderson gave local media and the Artpace staff and Associate Educators a little preview of his new work, 513 N Flores (2012). The Styrofoam sculpture features nine square elements, each frame linked in what he refers to as “reciprocal linkage” (a common website design term). ”The idea of reciprocity in a sculpture is interesting to me,” he explains. “Interdependencies result in complex forms, unique to the circumstances of the interaction.”
While the square frames are inextricably linked together, the components are interchangeable. Anderson, a Brooklyn-based artist who is here in San Antonio as part of Swap Meet: Artpace and The Dikeou Collection, is eager to demonstrate the flexibility of his “sculpture-in-residence.” The site-specific 513 N Flores, located across the street from Artpace at our Artist Workshop at well… 513 N. Flores, will be on view to visitors this evening in various forms, as he interacts with the work—shifting and reorganizing the nine components to create new arrangements, new possibilities.
Our Hudson (Show)Room exhibition, guest curated by 2011 International Artist-in-Residence Devon Dikeou, opens tonight at 6pm, with a 7pm walk-through with Dikeou. Swap Meet (including Anderson’s sculpture) will be on view through December 30, 2012.