The Kit.e Project
A kite flying in the sky.
A mesmerizing and soothing form floating in the air.
Assembled pieces of material blowing in the wind, attached to a thin thread of cotton that can guide it away. Someone has to combine all the pieces together – usually by hand, piece by piece before a kite takes flight.
Mostly like assembling a kite, The Kit.e Project partners with contemporary artists to create artwork that can be assembled, activated, or brought to life at home remotely by the collectors themselves.
Clips and padlock
Edition of 5 + 1 A.P.
In 2018 Pablo Accinelli began to work with lines of clips and padlocks distributed in space. The linked clips fall from the ceiling until they brush the floor, and the only interference in their fall is a padlock with its respective key. The function of these, in addition to giving a specific weight to the lightness of the set of clips, is to divide the space into constant measurements (10 cm, 50 cm, for example) to finally transform the work into a measuring tool. On this occasion, Accinelli presents the work 150 cm – a standard human sight height, used as default when installing an artwork. The landscape where it’s installed will be imprinted with the presence of a padlock floating and shining as a point of reference that will not only reflect its surroundings, but also absorb it.
U$ 2,000 ︎︎︎ email@example.com
10% of proceeds goes to @lanchonete.lanchonete
Acrylic, wax pasterl and paper mache on canvas and found object + surprise object to be placed inside of door compartment
32 x 30 ½ x 3 ½ in
“Tropicana Epitaph”, started to be conceived based on the arc in its top. Arches, and objects that mimic its form are always present in the artist practice. Her obsession with it, comes from it’s insistence on appearing in so many of the places she looks to for artistic and self actualization. From Cuban building facades, to the way a palm tree hangs its leaves, which is mimicked by the headpieces of the women who dance at the Tropicana in Havana, to the dwarfing architecture of St. John the Evangelist R.C.C. in Bergenfield, NJ, where both artist's Abuelo and Abuelita had their funeral services, to the very form of a grave itself, simultaneously a marker of a life in our world, and an entrance into the next. The women contemplated in this work are Tropicana dancers, seen off stage, leaning on each other. The artist visualizes them as between dead and living, perhaps trapped in the entrance into the next world, which is seen on the door of the small cabinet. Behind that door are two images and offerings that she makes to the viewer, to these women, and to herself as we mediate the arc of our lives while barrelling toward the arched doorway that stands between us and the next world. Inside the piece, the artist offers gifts from this world she would want to take with her to the next, and hopes that the viewer would be able to contribute with their own, as well, when assembling the work.
Sold ︎︎︎ firstname.lastname@example.org% of proceeds goes to glitsinc.org
“Chocolate Composition #Kite”
Foil wrapped chocolate bars
10 ½ x 6 x 1 in
Chocolate Compositions series is geometric compositions made out of various foil-wrapped chocolate bars. The work makes an aesthetic reference to minimalism, geometric paintings, and shaped canvas works, but also incites the ephemerality of the composition, its form, and the social and political implication of the material. Often associated with desire, indulgence, and also reward, the chocolate resignified as a sculpture on the wall creates a tension in the observer, becoming no longer a treat, but an intangible, almost sacred form that will rouse an intimate relation.
U$ 1,700 ︎︎︎ email@example.com
10% of proceeds goes to timeinkids.org