On view Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Navy Pier, Chicago
In Chicago, three sculptures by Iván Navarro—“BED,” “Ladder,” and “ME/WE”—go on view at the city’s Navy Pier. Originally installed at Madison Square Park in New York, the works are composed of neon-lit interiors with infinite reflections of each structure’s respective design. One tower consists of a limitless repetition of the word, “BED;” another features the boundless image of a ladder; and the third displays the words, “ME” and “WE” in redundancy.
An internal arrangement of mirrors enables each word or image to repeat perpetually through a seemingly endless vertical space. Measuring at approximately seven feet in diameter and erected on roughly eight-foot-tall supports, each tower allows guests the ability to stand underneath the sculpture and gaze above for a truly unique viewing experience.
Entitled “This Land is Your Land,” the sculptures will debut is on view at Chicago’s Navy Pier until April 30, 2019.
Image: Iván Navarro, ME/WE (Water Tower), 2014, neon, wood, painted steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, mirror and one-way mirror, and electric energy, 189 x 105 1/8 x 105 1/8 inches, 480.1 x 267 x 267 cm. Photo by Elizabeth Bernstein.