Selected works by Kasper Kovitz

Kasper Kovitz
Carnalitos (Arana)

2010

Iberico ham, concrete

31 x 47 x 29 cm

"I made ‘Carnalitos’, two sculptures of Miguel de Unamuno and Sabino Arana carved of legs of jamon iberico. The sculptures are a pair. These two Basque characters have a significant role in the Basque independence struggle but stood on two opposing political sides: moderation and nationalism. Carnalitos is an expression in Spanish for close friends as in “of the same blood”.

Kasper Kovitz
Carnalitos (Unamuno)

2010

Iberico ham, concrete

50 x 29 x 29 cm

Articles

KASPER KOVITZ
2005,by Stephen Felming, Director of RAIR Program, Retitle.com

Kasper Kovitz crafts objects in ways that at first glance seem calculated to undermine both our notion of what an artwork is supposed to be as well as why the landscape, or whatever other icon he may employ, is worth taking seriously. It would be easy enough to focus on the novel aspects of the objects themselves as humorous parodies of more traditional kinds of art. Curiously, the apparent irony is only a shroud of the much more disturbing question as to the relevance of the culture that imbues the icons with meaning and perpetuates the art-making practices that have brought them into existence.

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Source: retitle.com