Andrea Galvani © Epílogo #15 (Study on Galaxy), 2015
Installation detail:1 of 100 unique prints and drawings on PVC board and wood
Customized archival table with 4-channel audio installation; dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and MARSO Galería, México City

The End Trilogy | Epílogo

Epílogo introduces viewers to the psychological landscape that serves as the foundation for The End Trilogy (2013-2016). Expanding the project’s scope, Epílogo extends the timeline of The End in both directions, from its theoretical origins to the genesis of a new stage in the continuum. Epílogo inverts the artistic process, allowing access to the conceptual and scientific universe that generated the work. Exhibiting primary source material compiled through Galvani’s intensive research, viewers can travel inside the artist’s mind to the intelligible space where creation begins. A new dimension is thus exposed as an architectonic blueprint, a schematic portrait of the project’s evolution.

Andrea Galvani © Column on Varieties of Oblivion, 2016
Scientific books, steel, and magnets
Unique segment of infinity column
30 x 24 x 300 cm // 11 x 9.5 x 118 inches
Installation view at Mart Museum Photograph © Fernando Guerra

Column on Varieties of Oblivion is a monument to intellectual labor, a living column like the mythological Tower of Babel. Recorded in the Book of Genesis, the myth begins at a time when humans spoke one language, and attempted to build a tower connecting earth to heaven. God, angered by their pride, made it so that they could no longer understand each other. People separated and dispersed. The tower was never finished.

 

Inspired by Rosmarie Waldrop’s eponymous poem from the volume Reluctant Gravities (New Directions, 1999), Column on Varieties of Oblivion by Andrea Galvani takes the shape of a stele—one of the oldest monumental forms used by early civilizations for funerary or religious purposes, or simply to mark designated areas of land. The installation is formed through a depository process—by gathering and stacking books that contain scientific theories which have either become obsolete, fallen into oblivion, or sedimented into later discoveries through additive progression. Each section presents a specific and unique lecture in the history of research.

Andrea Galvani © The End [Action #9], 2015
100 unique photographs mounted on obsolete astronomy books
Architectural dimensions
Approx. 260 x 260 x 12 cm // 102 x 102 x 5 inches (shown)
Courtesy the artist and MARSO Galería, México City

Andrea Galvani © Epílogo #2 (Study on Stellar Cartography), 2015
Installation detail:1 of 100 unique prints and drawings on PVC board and wood
Customized archival table with 4-channel audio installation; dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist and MARSO Galería, México City

Andrea Galvani © Epílogo #0, 2015
Customized archival table with 100 unique prints and drawings on PVC board and wood, 4-channel audio installation
Approx. 320 x 160 x 90 cm // 126 x 63 x 35.4 inches
Installation view at Mart Museum | Photography © Fernando Guerra