Rodrigo Hernández: The Shakiest of Things

On the joy of childhood art-making

By Oliver Basciano

Rodrigo Hernández, The Shakiest of Things, 2017 (installation view). Photo: Ansis Starks. Courtesy the artist and Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga

Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, 24 March – 7 May In what could be read as an ironic reference to the contemporary-art-averse cliché that ‘a child could do that’, Rodrigo Hernández actually got kids to make the work for The Shakiest of Things, which is otherwise billed as a solo show by the Mexican artist. A gang of seven- to nine-year-olds from a local primary school in Riga were given crayons to use as they wished on the walls of the…

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