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Ivan Argote’s Strengthelessness Snakes Across The Standard Plaza

Welcoming Frieze week guests, The Standard HighLine is flanking their Plaza with a massive new sculptural installation by Ivan Argote for the summer season. In their partnership with blue chippers Galerie Perrotin, Argote’s “Strengthlessness” will be officially unveiled tomorrow for Frieze.

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The sculpture, a giant obelisk which curves and bends over the plaza, is a take on the Egyptian Obelisk, clad in concrete and gold and stretching 12 feet tall and 30 feet long. The piece has more of a historical thread than The Standard’s tendency to gravitate toward Modern, colorful Pop pieces (not that I am complaining about either), stirring up influences of ancient mythology, gods and goddesses. I love the narratives and juxtaposition that “Strengthlessness” conjures, a seemingly historic relic that has appeared in the modern metropolis, altered and bent as if distorted through the dimensions of time.
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“Strengthlessness” is totally free to visit, contemplate and of course photograph.

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