Alejandro Cesarco, Portfolio

February 2006 - Alejandro Cesarco, 2006-2007 Visual Arts Protégé

As part of the Rolex Arts Initiative selection process, potential protégés are invited to submit samples of their work, which show the range of their skills and talent.

Untitled (Dante/Calvino)
Ten different translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, each titled after a chapter in Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler winter’s night a traveler.
A reflection on the construction of a narrative, the complicity between reading and writing, translation practices and the impossibility of a faithful repetition.

Untitled (Dante/Calvino)
Ten different translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, each titled after a chapter in Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler winter’s night a traveler.
A reflection on the construction of a narrative, the complicity between reading and writing, translation practices and the impossibility of a faithful repetition.

Untitled (Dante/Calvino)
Ten different translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, each titled after a chapter in Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler winter’s night a traveler.
A reflection on the construction of a narrative, the complicity between reading and writing, translation practices and the impossibility of a faithful repetition.

Untitled (Dante/Calvino)
Ten different translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy, each titled after a chapter in Italo Calvino’s If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler winter’s night a traveler.
A reflection on the construction of a narrative, the complicity between reading and writing, translation practices and the impossibility of a faithful repetition.

Help!
A surprising dead-pan recitation of the lyrics to the famous Beatles’ song.
“Help, I need somebody / Help, not just anybody / Help, you know I need someone...”

Help!
A surprising dead-pan recitation of the lyrics to the famous Beatles’ song.
“Help, I need somebody / Help, not just anybody / Help, you know I need someone...”

When I am Happy Drawings
A stubborn belief that someday things will change and happiness will occur.Colour pencil on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2002-Ongoing

When I am Happy Drawings
A stubborn belief that someday things will change and happiness will occur.
Colour pencil on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2002-Ongoing

When I am Happy Drawings
A stubborn belief that someday things will change and happiness will occur.
Colour pencil on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2002-Ongoing

When I am Happy Drawings
A stubborn belief that someday things will change and happiness will occur.
Colour pencil on paper, 9 x 12 inches, 2002-Ongoing

Index
Index of a book I haven’t yet written and most probably never will. Superficially presented as a container, it becomes the content of the work. The index is half way biographical and half way theory text; it is extremely personal, yet full of clichés. Meaning results as a consequence of quotes, interaction of sources and contextualisation of influences.
A-Z in 12 pages, Digital c-prints, 20 x 16 inches ea., 2000

Index
Index of a book I haven’t yet written and most probably never will. Superficially presented as a container, it becomes the content of the work.
The index is half way biographical and half way theory text; it is extremely personal, yet full of clichés. Meaning results as a consequence of quotes, interaction of sources and contextualisation of influences.
A-Z in 12 pages, Digital c-prints, 20 x 16 inches ea., 2000

Scrabble
Video registry of a scripted game. Four friends play Scrabble. A fixed camera shows the board where names of influences are composed according to script. Names accumulate on top of each other in a sculptural manner.

Scrabble
Video registry of a scripted game. Four friends play Scrabble. A fixed camera shows the board where names of influences are composed according to script. Names accumulate on top of each other in a sculptural manner.

Here Comes the Sun
An optimistic wall drawing.
Yellow paint on wall, dimensions vary with installation, 2004

Here Comes the Sun
An optimistic wall drawing.
Yellow paint on wall, dimensions vary with installation, 2004

Flowers
A bouquet of flowers was sent to a selected group of people. A performance for a public of one. A card with the following accompanied the flowers: THIS SCULPTURE BY ALEJANDRO CESARCO IS SPONSORED BY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
Flowers were sent to: Vija Celmins, Elizabeth Peyton, Runi Horn, Yvonne Rainer, Lynne Tillman,Louise Lawler, Yoko Ono, Rachel Harrison, Andrea Fraser, Sherrie Levine.
10 receipts, ink on paper, 7 x 5 inches, 2003

Flowers
A bouquet of flowers was sent to a selected group of people. A performance for a public of one. A card with the following accompanied the flowers: THIS SCULPTURE BY ALEJANDRO CESARCO IS SPONSORED BY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
Flowers were sent to: Vija Celmins, Elizabeth Peyton, Runi Horn, Yvonne Rainer, Lynne Tillman,
Louise Lawler, Yoko Ono, Rachel Harrison, Andrea Fraser, Sherrie Levine.
10 receipts, ink on paper, 7 x 5 inches, 2003

Flowers
A bouquet of flowers was sent to a selected group of people. A performance for a public of one. A card with the following accompanied the flowers: THIS SCULPTURE BY ALEJANDRO CESARCO IS SPONSORED BY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
Flowers were sent to: Vija Celmins, Elizabeth Peyton, Runi Horn, Yvonne Rainer, Lynne Tillman,Louise Lawler, Yoko Ono, Rachel Harrison, Andrea Fraser, Sherrie Levine.
10 receipts, ink on paper, 7 x 5 inches, 2003

Flowers
A bouquet of flowers was sent to a selected group of people. A performance for a public of one. A card with the following accompanied the flowers: THIS SCULPTURE BY ALEJANDRO CESARCO IS SPONSORED BY SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
Flowers were sent to: Vija Celmins, Elizabeth Peyton, Runi Horn, Yvonne Rainer, Lynne Tillman,
Louise Lawler, Yoko Ono, Rachel Harrison, Andrea Fraser, Sherrie Levine.
10 receipts, ink on paper, 7 x 5 inches, 2003

Dedications
All the dedications from my library. A compilation of author’s affection for the muses,mentors and motivators. A definition of audience.
Book published by A.R.T. Press, NY, printed in Montevideo, Uruguay. 8.75 x 5.75 inches, 160 pages, 2003

Dedications
All the dedications from my library. A compilation of author’s affection for the muses,
mentors and motivators. A definition of audience.
Book published by A.R.T. Press, NY, printed in Montevideo, Uruguay.
8.75 x 5.75 inches, 160 pages, 2003

Dedications
All the dedications from my library. A compilation of author’s affection for the muses,mentors and motivators. A definition of audience.
Book published by A.R.T. Press, NY, printed in Montevideo, Uruguay. 8.75 x 5.75 inches, 160 pages, 2003

Dedications
All the dedications from my library. A compilation of author’s affection for the muses,
mentors and motivators. A definition of audience.
Book published by A.R.T. Press, NY, printed in Montevideo, Uruguay.
8.75 x 5.75 inches, 160 pages, 2003