Thursday, October 30, 2008

Juan Angel Chavez

From my review of “Speaker Project: Juan Angel Chavez” at MassArt:
Chicago’s Juan Ángel Chávez has erected what looks like a giant stereo speaker, with sound cones at each end, for “The Speaker Project.” It’s a patchwork shanty cobbled together from scavenged wood, bottles, signs, traffic cones, and foam, all with a romantic worn look. It could be a dream clubhouse for the guys from “High Fidelity.” It’s the kind of thing that you imagine turning on (if there were actually anything in it to turn on) and having blood explode out of your ears.
Read the rest here.

“Speaker Project: Juan Angel Chavez,” MassArt, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, Sept. 23 to Nov. 22, 2008.

Pictured from top to bottom: Caterer checks out “The Speaker Project” at the opening, Juan Ángel Chávez (left) is introduced at the opening by MassArt curator Lisa Tung, “The Speaker Project,” inside one of the listening booths, detail of “The Speaker Project,” and the duo Goli performs inside “The Speaker Project” during the opening. Photos by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research.


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