The Oude Kerk presents an immersive environment by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas (Rosario, 1980). It is his first solo show in the Netherlands. Adrián Villar Rojas has built a practice working across media to create immersive environments and experiences that seem to be in a state of perpetual space-time travel. Evolving over years towards the design of topography-based, mutant, organic-inorganic systems, Villar Rojas invites viewers to become explorers of an unpredictable microcosmos of his design, where the future, the past, and alternate versions of our own present interact as a constantly changing totality. By way of this world building, Villar Rojas posits the question: what if we could see and think of ourselves - humanity - from an alien perspective; detached, unprejudiced, even amoral? What if we could see and think of ourselves from the border of our own completed path?
Image: During the Second World War, Michelangelo’s David and other sculptures were bricked-up in towers inside the Galleria dell’Accademia. Courtesy the Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy and Deane Keller Papers at Yale University. Courtesy of Oude Kerk.