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Allora & Calzadilla | Form

EXCLUSIVE: Allora & Calzadilla’s Ruin (2006) installed at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla approach visual art as a set of experiments that test whether ideas such as authorship, nationality, borders, and democracy adequately describe today’s increasingly global and consumerist society. Their hybridized works—often a unique mix of sculpture, photography, performance, sound and video—explore the physical and conceptual act of mark making and its survival through traces. By drawing historical, cultural, and political metaphors out of basic materials, their works explore the complex associations between an object and its meaning.

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LEARN: Allora & Calzadilla are featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode Paradox of the Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.

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PHOTO | Allora & Calzadilla, Ruin, 2006. Courtesy the artists and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.

VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Camera: Bob Elfstrom & Miguel Sanchez-Martin. Sound: Ray Day. Editor: Monte Matteotti. Artwork courtesy: Allora & Calzadilla. Thanks: Galerie Chantal Crousel.