One Of The Most Powerful Art Pieces At Burning Man This Year

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One Of The Most Powerful Art Pieces At Burning Man This Year


Articles / Society & Culture   /   Sep 14, 2015
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Burning Man is an annual festival that takes places in Black Rock City, located in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. The event brings together a number of people from across the nation who are influenced by the community, art, radical self-expression, self-reliance, sharing, and de-commodification.

 

One of the sculptures there is called “Love.” Created by Alexandr Milov from Odessa, Ukraine, the sculpture demonstrates a conflict between a man and a woman and, ultimately, an inner expression of human nature.

 

The figures of the protagonists are made in the form of big metal cages, with their inner selves trapped within in the form of children, who are holding out their hands through the grating.

 

When nightfall comes, the children start to glow and shine, which represents a “symbol of purity and sincerity that brings people together and gives a chance of making up when the dark time arrives.” (source)

 

I first came across this piece at Free and Equal, where the administrator had some comments about it which really resonated with me, hopefully, this gives you something to think about:

 

One of the most powerful art pieces at #‎burningman this year: the sculpture of two adults fighting back to one another…yet the inner child in them both just wants to connect and love one another. Age has so many beautiful gifts, but one that I could live without is the pride and resentment we hold onto when we are in conflict with others. The forgiving, open and free spirit of children is OUR TRUE NATURE; and I know I’ll be remembering this next time I’m feeling stubborn.  (source)

 

This article was first posted at CE and can be found here

written by Arjun Walia

 

(image courtesy: https://goo.gl/ErjUKF)


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