"Decomiso" is an installation-based exhibition by the Argentinian contemporary artist duo Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolas Goldberg. Since 2006, Faivovich and Goldberg have been engaged in an intensive and wide-ranging research project — "A Guide to Campo del Cielo" — that forms the basis of their practice. Campo del Cielo is located in northern Argentina and was the site of a meteor shower an estimated 4,000 years ago.
More recently, the artists have been in residence at ASU Art Museum’s Artist Residency, working with the ASU Center for Meteorite Studies using microphotography to produce images of thinly sliced sections of a meteorite.
For "Decomiso" (which translates to seizure), the artists have designed a unique installation that features video, sound, sculpture and 405 photographs.
This exhibit is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ASU Design and the Arts Library and Paramo Gallery. Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators.
Image credit: Faivovich and Goldberg, “May 11, 2016. Seized Campo del Cielo meteorites at the State's Attorney Office, Santiago del Estero, Argentina." Courtesy of Coleccion Alec Oxenford, Buenos Aires.