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Visual identity, Contribution
The exhibition shows four works by Goldin + Senneby, Celine Condorelli, Igor Krenz and Kazimir Malevich that unfold in an opera by Michał Libera and Daniel Muzyczuk pointing towards something much larger than themselves.
The exhibition shows four works that point towards something much larger than themselves. Two of them question the structure of the field of art. Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square on White 1985 is a copy, but not a work of art.
Igor Krenz found a scientific book written in Polish entitled Mathematical Morphology in Teledetection (2010) and bought a pile of copies. Based on the book’s diagrams, the sculptures were close to the geometrical, minimal, abstract art of the 1960s. Everything made the viewer feel like being in a familiar sort of art show (especially in a time of nostalgic revivals).
Celine Condorelli’s piece Structure for communicating with the wind is a real object, a metaphor and a sound device. A piece of architecture that divides the space and creates a certain atmosphere. But it is something more: the curtain is a materialization of a passage from a word based music score by Cornelius Cardew.
This aspect leads to the final piece, a video by Goldin+Senneby The Discreet Charm. It stages a miniature theater piece on abstraction of banking system in an art gallery. The speaker frequently gives obvious suggestions that what he is actually discussing is in fact the creation of value in the artworld. The last piece serves as the introduction of the method.
They are all becoming characters in a story that unfolds in an opera by Michał Libera and Daniel Muzyczuk.
- Budapest, 2015
- Curator: Daniel Muzyczuk
- Participants: Goldin + Senneby, Celine Condorelli, Igor Krenz, Michał Mendyk, Noviki, Michał Libera
- Spirit: Michał Mendyk
- Sounds: Terry Riley, Pierre Schaeffer, Edgar Varèse, Iannis Xenakis
- Venue: Off Biennale Budapest (Mozart Gallery)
- Design: Noviki