Friday, August 05, 2011

Majorca: Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation: Sokrates Space

Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation: Sokrates Space. The entrance to the Sokrates Space, which is hidden underground, in the Sculpture Park, is marked by this sculpture of Sokrates by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu, 2007 in Binissalem stone and marble and this surreal four bicycle piece.

Sokrates Space.  A view of the underground Sokrates Space where there are dialogues between ancient art like Nepalese and Tibetan objects or an extinct animal’s skeleton and contemporary works. 

 Sokrates Space. Crystal Curtain, 2007 made with Swarovski crystals by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu dialogues with Rinoceronte Lanudo, the woolly rhinoceros, a member of the Pleistocene mega-fauna that survived the glacial period 125,000 to 10,000 years ago in Siberia.

 photograph by manfredi bellati

 Sokrates Space. Gerhard Merz, The Nomad, 1983, projection on photosensitive canvas. 

Sokrates Space.   Dolores Vita’s CO 2, 2007, carbon dust on canvas. This painting changes color depending from which angle you look at it.

Sokrates Space.   This gigantic golden pacifier in wood and metallic car lacquer called Chupete de Oro, 2007 is by Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu, as is the cobalt blue neon sign in the background entitled Einstein’s Equation, 2007.


Sokrates Space. This handsome Hommage to Erica Knie, 2011, was made by Jakober Vu from objects made from recycled tires found in the Marrakech Medina.

Sokrates Space. Miquel Barcelo’s Pintor Damunt el Quadre, 1983, mixed technique on canvas. 

Sokrates Space. The impressive stairway leading down to the Sokrates Space.

  Sculpture Park.  Leading to the underground Sokrates Space, hidden behind palm trees are the gigantic gold Barbie and Ken sculptures, by Jakober Vu, which have the same exact proportion and size as classical Greek sculptures.
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