Peter Gentenar: Skulpture od papira u katedrali

Skulpture od papira, nalik laticama, bestežinski plutaju između neba i zemlje, između poda i tavanica različitih arhitektonskih objekata, ali najlepši utisak ostavljaju kada se njihove plešuće konture, nekom samosvojnom simetrijom, podudare sa oblicima tavanica građenih da otvore čoveku dimenzije neba, da on imaginacijom osmisli božansku sferu na zemlji, da poveruje da mu je ista moguća i dostupna ako se prepusti, ako počne da lebdi dok se moli, i zatvori oči. Nastavite sa čitanjem

Instalacija Spensera Finča inspirisana poezijom Emili Dikinson

Spencer Finch – 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year

This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no color is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.

Američki umetnik Spenser Finč napravio je zanimljivu instalaciju koja je u vezi sa pesnikinjom Emili Dikinson – konkretno, njenim pesmama iz  1862. godine kada je za 365 dana napisala 366 pesama. Nastavite sa čitanjem

Ljubavne poruke Jung Li

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Instalacija Jung Li na granici Južne i Severne Koreje

Južnokorejska umetnica Jung Li rođena je 1972. godine u Seulu. Ono što njene instalacije odnosno fotografije odlikuje jeste pejsaž u koji su smeštene neonske poruke sa uobičajenim rečima koje izgovaraju zaljubljeni i, kako to često biva, povređeni.

Pomalo paničnim i bizarnim ponavljanjem, ona reči koje svedoče o krahu emocija banalizuje, svodeći ih na neonski sjaj, šarenilo koje podeća na višemilionske gradove noću kada se ljudi vraćaju u svoje stanove-kutije za šibice. Na taj način umetnica svedoči o sveopštoj niskokaloričnosti emocija, kao i o otuđenju, potrebi za pripadanjem i emocijom.

Patetici, ali i bizarnosti – koja ne nedostaje umetnosti dalekog istoka – doprinose pejsaži (koji se meni naročito dopadaju) čija je praznina zapravo praznina duše onih koji ove poruke odnosno pitanja ponavljaju.

Jung Lee, How Could You Do This To Me?, 2011, C-type Print, 136 x 170 cm

Umetnica je imala zapaženu izložbu u Green Art Galery u Dubaiju. Sa sajta galerije navodim citat:

Working across sculpture and photography, the exhibition will present works from both her Aporia and Day and Night Series. Aporia, meaning “coming to a dead end” in Greek, was inspired by Roland Barthes’s “A Lover’s Discourse” that tells the story of the ineptitudes of people in love. According to Barthes, when one falls in love the beloved becomes a mystery and one will ceaselessly try to figure out the reasons for their mysterious feelings. The desire to express one’s love produces lies and conflicts leading to a dead end. For Lee, those empty phrases reveal the solitude and sorrow of modern people today.

Inspired by Barthes’s close reading of desire and love, Lee slows everything down patiently analyzing that most intense and overwhelming of states, unanswered desire – the language of complete love and the deep solitary state it throws the lover into. Collecting cliched expressions of love and hatred- very much like Barthes’s collections of of hesitations, stammerings and gasps- Lee places them in deserted landscapes in the form of neon text sculptures, mimicking cold neon signs so often found in cities. The result is a group of beautiful and melancholy empty landscape photographs, contrasting sentimental phrases such as “I still remember”, “Once in a lifetime” and “How could you do this to me?”, with stark layouts of deserted plains or barren snow fields.