This is the name of the largest installation Portuguese artist Enrique Oliveira recently completed at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo.

As his earlier sculptural and installation work, this one is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. He places the pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. The space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where users can enter and explore it. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.

 

 

© 2014 Enrique Oliveira

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