Diego Chocano, Assistant Curator from the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), tells us about one of the blueprints from León Ferrari’s ‘Architecture of Madness’ series in the collection.
Made with a technique traditionally employed by architects for making plans, Ferrari produced these ‘heliograph’ drawings with Letraset rub-on architectural symbols while subverting their meaning to extraordinary effect. He then had them printed in editions and reached a global audience by sending them around the world as Mail Art posters.
As Ferrari tells us, “These works express the absurdity of contemporary society, that sort of daily madness necessary for everything to look normal.”
Join Diego Chocano as he tells us about León Ferrari’s fascinating art works and the context of how they came to be made.
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