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New sculpture uses Rugby Cement

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Cemex is helping to show the artistic side of cement in the new exhibition from one of Argentina’s leading contemporary artists, Adrián Villar Rojas. The exhibition, which is being held at the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens, London, UK, features a life-size elephant made using 1.5 t of Cemex’s Rugby cement.

This unique centre piece has been kept secret until its unveiling today. Villar Rojas is known for his large-scale sculptural works created using building materials such as clay, concrete and bricks.

“The concrete clay mix is an essential material for my practice,” says Villar Rojas. “The clay allows my work to appear fragile, with the cracks appearing naturally over time, while the cement gives it strength to remain durable for the exhibition. We have used many tons of Rugby cement to realize the exhibition, Today We Reboot the Planet.”

The elephant sculpture is over 370 cm high and measures 520 cm from trunk to tail. It is 225 cm wide and carries a 1450 cm long beam.

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