Pictured here is the apse of the basilica at Mafra Palace on the Lisbon coast of Portugal. The Baroque and Italianate neoclassical palace-monastery was built in 1717, and served the royal family through the eighteenth century. It is now a museum.
metal figural sculpture made of decommissioned AK-47s welded together
Vichet’s Apsara is a fierce and foreboding anti-war goddess constructed by welding together decommissioned AK-47s. She wears a crown, and stands on a heap of discarded guns, while breaking another gun in half with her bare hands. The sculpture was a part of the Peace of Art Project to promote a Cambodia without weapons.
color photograph with comic-strip-style illustrations in black acrylic on white paper, mounted and framed
The comic strip comments on the sky-high prices of the art market, the deep pockets needed to enter into that market, and the exclusive, insider nature of art collecting. This is juxtaposed against a photograph that “represents at least one person who never looks back” at a homeless man you’ve passed on the street.
Huebler depicts a montage of elements directly cited from or reminiscent of iconic paintings of the Italian Metaphysical School of painting, 1913-20. Forms of Renaissance architecture, perspective space, and sculptural objects are arranged in a surrealistic dream space.