ART: Dario Escobar at Kamel Mennour
This Guatemalan artist represented Latin America last year at the Venice Biennale, with his installation Kulkulkan. Kulkulkan has now taken residence chez Kamel Mennour, until 6 Feb, and is the artist’s first solo exhibition in France. A mass of undulating slashed and woven bike tires hang like a forest of snakes from the gallery ceiling. As in much of his work, Escobar manipulates ready-made sports equipment, freeing it of its prescribed purpose and grafting a hand-made aesthetic onto otherwise uniform, mass-produced objects.