Puerto Rico’s Underground Art

download (16)Artist Dan Flavin is recognized for his incredible light installations. So naturally, artists Jennifer Allora and also Guillermo Calzadilla are sticking his art where the sunlight don’t shine. Specifically, a cave in Puerto Rico.

While putting a modern-day minimalist masterpiece in a cave could appear nuts– and, admitedly Flavin’s estate is much less than gladed with the circumstance– Allora and Calzadilla typically aren’t crazy. The artistic duo represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, and are utilized to believing way outside the box, or in this instance, the fine art gallery.

The item was commissioned by the New York-based Dia Art Foundation and also Para La Naturaleza, a charitable conservation company based in Puerto Rico, and has been appropriately labelled Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos).

For the exhibition, Allora and Calzadilla are transforming Flavin’s art, Puerto Rican Light (to Jeanie Blake) (1965), which is made out of pink, yellow and red fluorescent light bulbs, into a site-specific installment inside a natural sedimentary rock cave near the southerly coast of Puerto Rico. Photovoltaic panel at the mouth of the cavern will certainly keep Flavin’s art glowing for the duration of the show.

Allora and Calzadilla’s installation opens up on September 23 and will come to the general public for the following 2 years, shutting on September 23, 2017. On-line reservations are offered right here. To see the work in situ, be prepared to hoof it, though: The trek to the cave takes about two hours.

If you can’t make it to a Puerto Rican cave any time soon– or preserve an ardent anti-hiking position– there are simpler places to see Flavin’s work, including a new installment that is because of open at Dia: Beacon in New york city’s Hudson Valley in October.