dislocated materials, july 7th, remont gallery, belgrade

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Dislocated materials

 

 

Galerija Remont: 7. jul 2014.

Umetnici: Miroslav Dajč, Gojko Dutina, Vladimir Ilić, Goran Jureša, Sabine Ott, Edith Payer, Claus Prokop, Dragana B. Stevanović, Natalia Weiss

Izložba Dislocated materials okuplja umetnike različitih generacija iz Austrije i Srbije čije je zajedničko polazište za rad upotrebljeni i odbačeni predmet, materijal i mehanizam svakodnevice, koji je izgubio prvobitnu funkciju.

Fasciniranost životnim periferijama, fragmentom, prizorima koje ni vizuelno ni materijalno više nemaju vrednost u okvirima masovne i svakodnevne upotrebe, posvećenost minijaturnim dogadjajima kao govoru rutine, i drugim slabo vidljivim i manje važnim mehanizmima ovi umetnici preuzimaju iz života i koriste kao povod i novu energiju za stvaranje.

Pronadjene fotografije, odbačene tkanine, mašine bez funkcije, dokumenti prošlih dogadjaja, ritualni predmeti bez funkcije, koriste princip izgubljene namene kao polazište za nove kontekste i značenja u vidu kinetičke skulpture, autoportreta, kolaža ili dobijaju neki nov izgled i značaj. 

Interaktivnost izloženih radova se ogleda u pozivu posmatračima da fizički pokrenu neki od ovih objekata i mehanizama ali i u preispitivanju ideje odbačenog i upotrebljenog u kontekstima različitih sredina iz kojih ovi umetnici potiču.

Nepretencioznost u veličini ovih radova, intimizam i manuelna posvećenost u načinu izrade u sebi sadrže dvoznačnost: sa jedne strane, slabo vidljivo, diskretno, nenametljivo biraju i zadržavaju svoja izražajna sredstva u današnjici kojom dominiraju vizuelno savršeno, idealno, virtuelno, digitalno; sa druge strane, u ovom ličnom gestu se ogledaju subverzivnost, snaga i posebnost poverenja u životno.

 

Dislocated materials

 

Remont Gallery: 7th July 2014

The exhibition Dislocated materials gathers artists of various generations from Austria and Serbia whose common starting point are used and disposed objects, materials, and everyday mechanisms that lost their primary function.

These artist take fascination with peripheries of life, fragments, scenes that have lost both their visual and material value in mass and everyday use, dedication to micro events as the language of routine, and other hardly visible and less important mechanisms, and use them as motivation and new creative energy.

Found photographs, discarded textiles, functionless machines, documentation of past events, functionless ritual objects, all use the principle of having lost their functionality as a starting point to produce new contexts and meanings in the form of kinetic sculptures, self-portraits, collages or to acquire a new appearance and significance.

Interactivity of the exhibited pieces can be seen in the invitation to the observer to physically start some of these objects and mechanisms, as well as in reexamining the idea of discarded and used things in different environmental contexts these artists come from.

The lack of pretense in most of these pieces, intimacy and manual dedication in the way they were designed have two meanings: on the one hand, they choose and keep their ways of expression in a barely visible fashion, discretely and unobtrusively, dominated by the qualities of being visually perfect, ideal, virtual and digital in everyday life; on the other hand, this personal action shows subversion, strength and a unique trust in life.

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