Visitors to the Argentina Pavillion at the 2011 Venice Biennale maybe astonished to find a series of strange concrete looking forms, organic shapes, elements from sci-fi movies growing out of what seems to be piles of concrete rubble, scratching their heads as they leave. Thankfully the title of the exhibition, The Murderer Of Your Heritage, offers some clue as to the meaning of it all.
Obviously we have to ask, what on earth is our ‘heritage’? Or, is earth itself the heritage Adrian Villar Rojas is referring to? It seems like some of the objects are partially taken from popular culture; the gun-looking thing, the 3 columns on a half-dome and inserted into ‘connectors’ and the inverted torso of a mechanized ‘storm trooper’ are techtonic elements reminiscent of scenes from the Star Wars movies, and so it can’t be purely about the earth. But then those curving leaf-shaped objects, finger/asparagus like objects and mushroom-like object are somewhat organic looking and so could allude to nature and our natural heritage.