Iván Navarro and Courtney Smith
Boêmia, 2014
fluorescent light, plywood, metal chain and electric energy
96 x 24 x 24 inches
243.8 x 61 cm 




Boêmia is Navarro’s collaboration with Paris-born Courtney Smith, an artist — in her own words — “fascinated by the symmetry of [furniture’s] metonymical relationship to the human form and to the architectural form that contains it."

IVÁN NAVARRO (born 1972 in Santiago, Chile, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is internationally known for his socio-politically charged sculptures of neon, fluorescent and incandescent light. Building upon the aesthetic vocabulary of American Minimalism, Navarro uses electricity as a primary means of making pointed commentaries about power, surveillance and society. In 2009 he represented Chile at the 53rd Venice Biennale.