Algebra    
Alliance Française
May 2007
Bogotá, Colombia
 
 

 

 

 

Algebra is a fragmented wooden lattice screen that seems to extend outward from inside the exhibition space of the Alliance Française into the space of the sidewalk. The structures are oriented toward Mecca as a reference to Islamic Art and Architecture. Algebra comes from the Arab word Al-Jabr, which means the reunion of broken parts, to restore. The exhibit speaks to cultural blending in the contemporary world and of identity as a recognition of differences.

 

Algebra

Wood, lacquer, texts

19 ft 3½ in x 37 ft 9¾ in x 1½ in

2007

Algebra

 
 
 
 
600

 

   
View of the text Al-Jabr