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Helen Morgan

Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

by , 04/02/14
filed under: Art, Recycled Materials

jorge macchi, container, shipping container, industrial design, sustainable art, green art, eco art, global trade, buenos aires, reuse

Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the ‘Container’ is placed diagonally across an interior space. But the container is too big for the room, which feels claustrophobic as a result. Wedged precariously between the floor, ceiling, and walls, the installation creates a sense of unease in visitors. While perhaps better used in its original form, the repurposed structure brings up interesting questions about the state of our planet.

+ Jorge Macchi

Image via Jorge Macchi

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