​© 2019 by Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle

Chapel

This installation was made for an exhibition at 6018 North, during the Chicago Architecture Biennale in 2015. The piece mimics a religious architectural structure, St. James Chapel in Chicago, which is a copy of Sante Chapelle in Paris. This installation analyzes, compares and contrasts different layers in which Contemporary Art and religion are experienced by living artists. 

 

The bodies of the characters inside the chapel are based on sketches made by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Jean Baptiste Carpeaux, and Michale Angelo. Instead of having portraits of the traditional religious figures, the bodies have the faces of dead artists such as: Louise Bourgeois, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jackson Pollock, Felix Gonzales Torres, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp, Eva Hesse, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Ana Mendieta. These artists were chosen after a performance in which, fellow residents in ACRE, voted for the artists who have influenced their own practice, in a way resembling how catholics choose saints in order to study their lives and miracles. Following their lives and actions as a sacred live example. 

Show More