DANI MARTI is currently exhibiting in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial, Dark Heart. His series of suspended sculptures are now on display in his installation Armour. These works, woven in synthetic rope, leather and industrial rubber, were inspired by the artist’s viewing of Samurai armour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Included in Armour are a selection of etchings from Goya’s Los Caprichos, provoking a dialogue between the two artists of Spanish descent and their engagement with the world in which they live.
The 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art taps into the hearts and minds of the nation – probing the personal, political and psychological dimensions of contemporary Australia. It explores Australia’s cultural identity through the lens of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists.
Dark Heart presents twenty-eight contemporary Australian artists and collectives, delivering their brave new visions in mediums that include photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image. The issues and ideas explored by the artists encompass intercultural relationships, our ecological fate, gender and political power.
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