festival

Izložba: DAVID SMITHSON Goruce cizme / Burning Boots i JEROME SYMONS Trenuci odredjenja / Defining moments


vrijeme: 18.06.2002. - 18.07.2002.

U utorak, 18. lipnja 2002. od 20 - 22 sata u Galeriji Miroslav Kraljević je otvorenje izložbe DAVID SMITHSON Goruce cizme / Burning Boots, 2001,video 8 min loop JEROME SYMONS Trenuci odredjenja / Defining moments, 2001,video 8 min loop
predgovor DANIELE PERRA (urednik "Tema celeste", Milano) KRHKA RAVNOTEZA Mnogo je aspekata koji povezuju Goruce cizme i Trenutke odredjenja: podrucje na kojem su radovi snimljeni (rijeka Lika u Hrvatskoj): uporaba prirodnih elemenata (Voda i vatra), metafora potrage za ravnotezom, bila ona vezana na drustvenu, kulturnu ili psiholosku prirodu osobe, odsutnost bilo kojeg zvuka osim onoga nastalog samom akcijom, godina nastanka. Iz neobicne specificnosti ovih radova paradoksalno nastaje jedinstvena instalacija koja potpuno prozima promatraca: medju radovima nema sukoba. Na dva nasuprotna zida projiciraju se dvije razlicite manifestacije bolne potrage za sigurnoscu i cvrstim uporistima. Na jednoj strani gori par kaubojskih cizama na obali rijeke. Plamen neometano bukti. Uokolo vlada ocigledan mir. Rad Davida Smithsona amblematski je prikaz kritickog pristupa zivotu, manifestacija ljudskih strahova, na svjetlo iznosi unutrasnje i povrsinske razderotine. Na drugoj je strani obod neceg sto je nekad bio nosivi stup masivnog mosta uronjenog u vodu strogo obiljezen nizom tanjura od bijelog porculana. Iz daljine nalikuje stolu prostrtom za brojne goste, iako nema nikakvih ukrasa ili nepotrebne dekoracije. Drugi, netaknut stup postaje ciljem umjetnika koji s visine pokusava na njega baciti jednak broj tanjura u frustrirajucoj spoznaji da ne moza stvoriti istu ravnotezu i postici izvjestan sklad. Jerome Symons ocajnicki pokusava uvesti red, na metaforicki nacin pomiriti nedostatke i ponovno uspostaviti stvarni mir koji nije samo zamisljen. Obojica umjetnika stvaraju na simbolickoj razini i njihov osobni poziv postaje univerzalnim. Namjerna sporost videa, postignuta samo osnovnom montazom lisenom bilo kakvih efekata ili trikova, te ponavljanje akcije zaostravaju snazan osjecaj iscekivanja koji nadvladava sve ostale aspekte. Napusten je svaki oblik naracije, nema nikakvih uloga za tumacenje i jednostavan cin polaganog sagorijevanja cizama, tanjura koji se razbijaju u snaznom sudaru sa stupom ili neprvilno pocivaju na vodi dominira scenom. Ovo su radovi koje treba promatrati u tisini, tisini ravnodusnosti, samoce i straha. Krhke su ravnoteze na kojima se zasniva nase postojanje: vatra nam daje toplinu, ali moza izazvati smrt i unistenje, voda je izvor zivota, ali takodjer simbol i prociscenje od nasih grijeha. DAVID SMITHSON Born in Dumas, Texas (1956) Lives and works in Cologne and Pietrasanta 1974-77 School of Architecture, Renselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 1882-84 Robert I. Russin Sculpture Fellowship 1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wyoming, Laramie 1991-00 Guest lecturer at the Royal Dutch Academies in: Den Bosch, Arnhem, Rotterdam 1997 European Ceramics Work Center, Work period/stipend, September-December, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (a second work period followed from August-November, 1999) Exhibitions (Selection) 1986 “Opere Prime”, S. Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy (group, catalog) 1989 Tainan International Sculpture Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan (catalog) 1990 Trammell Crow Center, Dallas, Texas (solo, catalog) 1991 “ Torenhoog”, Esplanada, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (group, catalog) 1992 “ Levelingswerken III”, Phoebus, Rotterdam (group) “Op persoonlijke titel”, Aleph, Almere, The Netherlands (group) “Protectors”, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam (group) 1993 Phoebus, Rotterdam (group) 1994 “Kunst in der Abtei”, Cologne-Brauweiler (group, catalog) 1995 “Unsterblichkeit, nun bist du mein”, Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne (group, catalog) “Gruppo Internazionale dArte”, S. Agostino, Pietrasanta, (group, catalog) “Über Musik”, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne (group) 1996 “Edition Zufall, 1984-1996”, Galerie am Werk, Leverkusen (group) “Essendelikatessen”, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne (group) “The Dogma Project”-Internet Installation, Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne (group) “Blumen”, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne (group) 1997 “Das Glauben, das Wissen und der Zweifel”, with B. Gruber and U. Tillmann, Watertoren H.K., Vlissingen, The Netherlands (catalog) “Arkadia-Südlichen Ort”, Galerie Joachim Blüher, Cologne (group) “The Dogma Project”-Internet Installation,Ortungen, Münster (group) 1998 “Malerei jenseits der Malerei”, Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal (group, catalog) “Artbridge”, Kunstverein Hürth, Cologne-Hürth (group, catalog) 1999 “Hakenovskys Little Nap”, Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne (solo) 2000 Skulpturengarten Sürth, Cologne-Sürth (group) Skulpturenpark Hans Doorn, Schlüchtern-Elm, Germany (group) “Gegen den Strich”, Sammlung Mies, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (group, catalog) 2002 “Burning Boots”, interno&dumdum, Bologna (solo) “Burning Boots/Defining Moments”, with Jerome Symons, Zagreb, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic (catalog) JEROME SYMONS Arnhem, Netherlands e-mail: info@jeromesymons.com website: www.jeromesymons.com SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS: 2001 - Fault, Nuova Icona/Oratorio di San Ludovico, Venezia, Italia. Cur: Michile de Marchi. Cat. - Defining Moments, interno&dumdum, Bologna, Italia. Cur: Alberto Zanchetta. Cat. - Paradise Regained, P.A.R.K. TV, Amsterdam NL. Cur: Kuno Terwindt - Morning Glory, project CityJam, Hooghuis, Arnhem NL. 2000 - The Golden Horn, Raid Projects, Santa Ana, CA, USA. Cur: Carl Berg. Cat. - Inkeer, Laurenskerk, Rotterdam NL. Cur: Henk Abma. Cat. - Inventies, Lichtfabriek, Haarlem. Cur: Marjorieke Glaudemans. Cat. - The Spurgeon Experience 2, Santa Ana, CA, USA. Cur: Carl Berg. 1999 - Fantasma, Interno&DumDum, Bologna IT. Cur: Daniele Perra. Brochure. - Memory On/Off, Avantgarden, Parma IT. Cur: Valerio Deho. Cat. - The soup & the clouds, Biënnale Gelderland, Apeldoorn NL. Cur: Hanne Hagenaars. Cat. 1998 - Tackle, Foundation Op Visite, Amsterdam NL. Cat. - Voorbij Achteraf, Museum De Wieger, Deurne NL - Time Fiction, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem NL. Cur: Marjolijn Hessing. Cat. 1997 - Between Trees and Waves, Landgoed Avegoor, Ellecom NL. Cat. - Doublecross, Hooghuis, Arnhem NL. - The Peoples Choice, Kunsthal, Rotterdam NL. Cur:Hein Eberson. Cat. RECENT WORK IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE 2001 - Primary school, Zenderpark, Ijsselstein. Playground with bronze/steel sculptures. - City of Boxmeer. Aluminium sculpture. H275cm. - University of Nijmegen. Central Animal Lab, entrance with stone fountain H225cm. 2000 - Forum de Rachana, Rachana, Lebanon. Stone sculpture. L400cm. - City of Den Helder. Five aluminium/bronze sculptures for Prince Bernhard Square. H210cm. 1999 - Yuzi Paradise, Guilin, P.R. of China. Granite sculpture. H500cm. - Niftrik, City of Wychen. Bronze sculpture. H165cm. - National Committee for the Elderly. City-clock and sculpture for Sonsbeek Park Arnhem - Overkempe Community for Social Therapy, Olst. Extension sculpture 1997. 1998 - Andersen Primary School, Woerden. Stone/aluminium/brass sculpture. H300cm. - City of Wychen. Bronze sculpture. H130cm. 1997 - City of Krimpen aan den Ijssel. Steel sculpture. H600cm. - Overkempe Community for Social Therapy, Olst. Marble/alum. sculpture. H340cm. - City of Arnhem, granite/aluminium sculpture. H.550cm. - City of Zutphen, granite/aluminium/stainless steel sculpture. H350, L800cm. - City of Bakel, stone/steel sculpture. H250cm.