Daniel Arsham reworks the architectural and natural forms of our everyday experience into malleable and movable models with surreal and uncanny effects. In his site-specific commission, Columns, broken columns that replicate the mall’s architecture, appear to grow and erode simultaneously.
Arsham has said his work “takes the everyday, the overlooked and used forms of our collective experience into consideration. Whether co-opting architecture, film or sound, my work provides the possibility of having a fantasy within the structure of what we have been provided.” At the age of 25, this Miami artist was selected by legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham to collaborate on a new production for is celebrated dance company, which had its world premiere in Miami in 2007. His first solo museum exhibition was organized by Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.