Entangled Figures Grasp a Small Footbridge Above a Philadelphia Street in Miguel Horn’s New Installation

Clinging to a concrete footbridge in Philadelphia are two groups of figures in tangled clusters. The striking installation is attached to a 20-foot walkway arched over 1200 Cuthbert Street in City Center and is the latest work of artist Miguel Horn, who is known for his fragmented sculptures and large-scale installations comprised of CNC-cut plates. Each of the forms in “ContraFuerte” features topographic layers constructed with thousands of stacked aluminum pieces—Horn shares much of his process from initial sketches to clay prototypes on Instagram—which fuse together to create figures that appear in the midst of struggle. More


This entry originally appeared at www.thisiscolossal.com/2021/08/miguel-horn-contrafuerte, and may be a summary or abridged version.