Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art Present Seven Magic Mountains by Ugo Rondinone
Art Production Fund and the Nevada Museum of Art are pleased to announce Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, a large-scale public artwork in the desert outside of Las Vegas, slated for early 2016.
The project will feature seven massive day glow totems of painted stones along Interstate 15, which connects Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and will be on view for two years. The manipulated boulders, which will be visible for miles in the flat desert landscape, offer a contemporary critique of the simulacra of destinations like Las Vegas. Rondinone also invites meditation on our collective desires and notions of reality. He states: “Seven Magic Mountains elicits continuities and solidarities between human and nature, artificial and natural, then and now.”
Located a short distance from Nevada’s legendary Jean Dry Lake where Jean Tinguely and Michael Heizer created significant earthworks, Seven Magic Mountains is the first earthwork completed in over 40 years, and pays homage to the history of land art.
Born in 1964 in Brunnen, Switzerland, New York based Ugo Rondinone is a mixed-media artist whose works explore themes of fantasy and desire. Rondinone’s work is included in the following collections: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, among others.
Art Production Fund (APF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
The Nevada Museum of Art is a museum of ideas. The only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada, it is a private, non-profit organization supported by the generosity of its membership as well as by sponsorships and grants. Through creative programming and scholarship, the Museum provides the opportunity for people to encounter, engage and enjoy a diversity of art experiences.