Seven Thousand Cords – by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
2014 / Steel and Wood
Seven Thousand Cords [After Beuys] by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is a contemporary response to Joseph Beuys’s renowned social sculpture/ecological project 7000 Oaks, composed of seven cords of wood as distinct sculptural elements. For more, read the SAIC website entry, “A Lived Practise”.. click here..
2014: Seven Thousand Cords – by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
The above image shows Manglano-Ovalle’s sculpture, entitled “Seven Thousand Cords (after Beuys), 2014 – ongoing” exhibited in the north lawn of the Farnsworth House, Plano, IL. The piece incorporates wood from the Farnsworth House property.
The installation at Farnsworth House was part of “Architecture + Art: Inspiration Amplified”; a collaboration between the National Trust for Historic Preservation and United States Artists to create a public program for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The program is the presentation of works by two United States Artists Fellows that have been inspired by the Farnsworth House and its landscape. The two artists are Mary Ellen Childs, a musical composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, a sculptor based in Evanston, Illinois.