Sylvie Macías Díaz

N.MoCA.L 1 - The New Museum of Contemporary Art from Liege

40 market wood boxes
of 11,81" x 7,67" x 4,72"
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2012
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

The work of Sylvie Macías Díaz can be regarded as a playful way of highlighting architectural and social conventions. Thus, in her drawings and collages, she frequently condemns the traditional view of woman’s position in Western society. The artist is especially known for her architectural models made with crates. Between 1999 and 2009, she collected wooden crates from markets, mostly having contained fruit, and recycled them, combining irony, recreation and dissent. With her models, the artist confronts modernist architectural aesthetics with poor elements and draws up plans that offer an open space of freedom for the potential user. N.MoCA.L #1 is part of utopian architecture and museum fiction; it is an attempt to structure the chaos around the MAMAC, the near-abandonment of Liege’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art even prior to the announcement of its closure... But it also is an artistic action, a personal desire to be a part of the debate using her own language and resources: irony and crates. (Julie Hanique - Genaro Marcos)

° 1968

Lives and works in Santander et à Verviers