Time, Energy and Bat Guano: A New Exhibit of Overlooked Connections – Allora & Calzadilla in WSJ
29 September 2020
"A sprawling tree made of compressed coal. A cargo-boat engine cast from bat guano, a natural fertilizer. A 70-foot-long canvas speckled with iron filings set by a jolt of electricity.
The artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, who are based in Puerto Rico, have long used unusual materials to create massive misfit sculptures that address sociopolitical and environmental issues in inventive ways. On Sept. 26, Houston’s Menil Collection will open Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon, an exhibition of new works by the pair that tackle everything from time and energy to the legacies of colonialism and surrealism in the Caribbean."
Click here to read Kelly Crow's full review in the Wall Street Journal. Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon continues at The Menil Collection through June 2021, learn more about the exhibition here.
Image: Installation view of Allora & Calzadilla’s Penumbra, 2020. Digital projection with sound, dimensions variable, and Entelechy, 2020. Coal, vocalists. Photo: Paul Hester