Over the last few months I've been photographing examples of containment in Kathmandu, as a general category of everyday material actions and contraptions. Coincidentally, I've just returned from London, where I saw two very different kinds of show that, in one way or another dealt with this notion.
The first one was Richard Deacon's new show at Lisson Gallery. As is the case with some of his sculptures, the idea of a central void, bound and made present by the body of the piece, could be felt in Congregate, a stainless steel work shown in the courtyard:
On a very different note, Damien Hirst's retrospective at Tate Modern reminds us what a good patron of the guild of vitrine makers he is. Here, his work doesn't attempt to contain and give entity to the void à la Deacon, rather it is the work's vacuousness that seems to be in need of containment in order for it not to dissipate entirely.
Be that as it may, here are some Nepali examples of containment and enclosure.
Robert Cervera Amblar
Sculpture, installation, writing.