Cracking Art Bridge
Cracking Art Group partners with HES Group for an epic installation at Triptych Miami Design District future site.
Cracking Art Bridge 2014 A substantial installation assembles in a highly coveted area that acts as a link between Wynwood and the Design District in Miami, Cracking Art Bridge, designed by the Cracking Art Group, curated by Gloria Porcella, director of Galleria Ca 'd'Oro (Rome I Miami I New York), and sponsored by HES Group + Triptych. During Art Basel Miami 2014 (December 2–7), the installation creates a large theater of participants, including meerkats, crocodiles, frogs, snails, wolves and bears, where the iconic plastic sculptures unite on top of large shipping containers. The significance of this installation is the will to overcome obstacles and difficulties encountered in communication between different cultures. The shipping container, as a transportation vessel bringing commerce worldwide, symbolizes communication by which the colorful plastic animals utilize to share their message of open communication. The Installation is also a tribute to Miami, the gateway to the world, where multiple languages are spoken and every day is an understanding of complementing cultures and integration.
Cracking Art Group Cracking Art Group, a collective of artists from Italy, France, and Belgium, creates public installations of massive sculptural animals made from brightly colored recyclable plastic. Such works signify and examine the rupture between the natural and the synthetic worlds, with animals representing the former and their plastic construction referring to the latter. The group’s name references the chemical process of “cracking,” by which molecules of oils are transformed into the building blocks of synthetic materials. Founded in 1993, the group sees its work as an ethical necessity in the face of environmental degradation. It operates under the belief that individuals may easily ignore a water bottle in a stream but are less likely to overlook a huge, fluorescent sculpture in a body of water—and once they do, they cannot help but to think about their effect on their ecosystem. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/cracking-art-group-cracking-bridge