Galerie Michaela Stock at Art Rotterdam
LOSCHY, MARKOVIĆ, TOLJ | ART ROTTERDAM
10 – 14.2.2016
Galerie Michaela Stock | Booth: 65
WHERE: Van Nellefabriek, Van Nelleweg 1,3044 BC Rotterdam
Galerie Michaela Stock presents UNDER DESTRUCTION by Evelyn Loschy (A), Marko Marković (HR) and Slaven Tolj (HR)
While this phrase can basically describe the ethos of “Under Destruction”, the exhibition raises the stakes normally linked with such a deleterious theme. Not only does it explore the various modes of destruction in art, but, more importantly, it also addresses to what ends it is implemented. Auto-destructive art is a term invented by the artist Gustav Metzger in the early 1960s to describe radical artworks, in which destruction was part of the process of creating the work and the victim becomes the piece of art itself.
The exhibition for ART ROTTERDAM has undertaken the task to highlight this phenomenon displaying works like performances (video, photography) and kinetic sculpture by three conceptual artists from different cultural backgrounds and ages. These three artists work with identity and thematically intersect to sharpen one’s view of the complex processes of the human being, the focus lying on its existence, both torn between (social) standards, (physical-emotional) possibilities and artistic strategies and refers to the modern history and circumstances conditioned by political structures and economical changes. They tell a story of resistance, inner conflicts and the struggle for power and subjection. The performance-artists from Croatia radicalize the artistic act by examining the grammar of pain and endurance, surpassing distinctions between the physical and psychological. The use of the body and all of its experiential implications also involves evaluations that are ideological and social.
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11 februari, 2016 / admin /