The Public Artist

Sketches of Art Installations by J. Ignacio Diaz de Rábago
Photo of J. Ignacio Diaz de Rábago's installation of floating balls over a walkway, mounted by strings.
Thursday, Apr 14, 2005 to Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

Ignacio Rábago was the Arts Research Center Artist-in-Residence from March 15 to April 30, 2005. Born in Spain and now based in Denmark, Rábago draws on his training in sculpture and painting to create large-scale, site-specific public art installations. His award-winning work has been exhibited widely at museums and galleries throughout Europe. He is particularly known for his Babel towers, monumental works made entirely out of books that he has installed in libraries in Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and elsewhere. This exhibit featured sketches by Diaz de Rábago of proposed installations for sites across the UC Berkeley campus. Rabago’s residency was co-sponsored by the Division of Arts & Humanities, the College of Environmental Design, Architecture, and the Townsend Center.