It’s My Party and I do What I Want To! aims to comment on the widening wealth gap. Conceptual artist Ivan Sikic aims to maintain that debate with his installation denounces this system. He placed 99 balloons held by a fake gold bar over 7,000 thumbtacks.
“This is the political and social context Iván Sikic aims to respond to in this instance by presenting It’s My Party and I do What I Want To! In a corner of gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia, 99 helium filled balloons keep a gilded brick afloat. During the two months that the work will be open for viewing, each week, a newly inflated balloon gets added to supplement the ones that will continue to deflate. These remain, deflated, in the spot where they land, as a crude testimony that their replacement is both cheap and inevitable. On the ground, a small and helpless thumbtack army dramatize the inanity of their posture against the relentless golden brick.”*
*quote taken from artist statement.
This is an evolving work, Sikic invites everyone to check back at the end of September for the finalized documentation of the piece.
photos via artist website.