Friday, 25 May 2012
Juan Muñoz: An Inaccessible Moment
The fibreglass and polyester resin figures are almost life-size, and feel appealingly human, despite their uniformly grey colouring. Each gives the impression of being hard at work, faces set with a squinting expression, though at quite what is unclear. They are leftover figures from Muñoz's stunning installation Double Bind, which was created for the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2001. That work featured the figures engaged in intense, though somewhat mysterious activities over two floors in the space, linked by passenger lifts. Double Bind turned out to be Muñoz's last major work, and he died during its run at the museum, at the age of just 48.
Juan Muñoz: An Inaccessible Moment is on show at Frith Street Gallery in London until June 20. More info at frithstreetgallery.com.