reviews

View of “Alejandro Paz,” 2017. Photo: Luis Gallardo.

Alejandro Paz

LIGA

View of “Alejandro Paz,” 2017. Photo: Luis Gallardo.

LIGA is a nonprofit organization that realizes four exhibitions a year along with a series of talks and workshops. Its focus is the relationship between architecture and art. Paradoxically, the gallery’s physical space is extremely limited—a challenge LIGA has met with transcendental results by commissioning on-site works from diverse artists and architects during its six years of operation. But in conceptual and poetic weight, none of the works presented here so far has surpassed the installation/performance currently on view, in which the Guatemalan architect Alejandro Paz has used classical music as an amorphous body of damp sound between urban echoes. 

At first, the space might seem empty except for the music that fills it. But that’s not quite true. On the gallery’s two windows are two large-format photographic transparencies of the building’s basement. During the day,

Sign-in to keep reading

Artforum print subscribers have full access to this article. If you are a subscriber, sign in below.

Not registered for artforum.com? Register here.

SUBSCRIBE NOW for only $50 a year—65% off the newsstand price—and get the print magazine plus full online access to this issue and our archive.*

Order the PRINT EDITION of the September 2017 issue for $17 or the ONLINE EDITION for $5.99.

* This rate applies to U.S. domestic subscriptions.