Martin Wilner

Arkopoly, 2017-2018
Polymer photogravure
71.1 x 71.1 cm
28 x 28 in
Artwork is sold unframed
Edition of 18
$ 5,500.00 + VAT/tax

Arkopoly (2017-2018) is a highly detailed photogravure colour edition – part of an overarching project titled Game Pieces, named after John Zorn’s series of musical compositions. In this body of works, Wilner deploys the rules of games and related structures to create works of art. Arkopoly originated when collaborating with director Darren Aronofsky, who asked him to create a piece about the biblical story of Noah for the release of his film Noah (2014). Wilner took inspiration from the board structure and manner of play of Monopoly – there are 40 spaces around the board, corresponding perfectly to the 40-day journey of Noah’s Ark. Wilner states, ‘I moved around the board in order to create a drawing, to tell a story of Noah that melds the biblical and the scientific narratives of extinction cataclysms.’ (2014).

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