In all sense of the earth, 2019

In-all-sense-of-the-heart-2019
Straw, wood, salt, reeds, clay
ca. 350x350x300cm

“What has particularly encouraged me from the beginning of this project is the fact that this year, 2019, is the 40th anniversary of the massive earthquake that occurred in Montenegro in 1979.

In all senses of the earth is a monumental installation that contains, in my opinion, different historical, cultural and artistic elements of Montenegro. The reference to the 1979 earthquake is evident in the myriad fragments of unstructured and layered images with manual interventions on the large canvas that acts as a screen towards the observer. Is the Chaos of memory, the remains of a now transformed reality, it is the healthy manifestation of a shout that makes the body vibrate, above all of those who lived and remember that April 15th.

The second element that makes up the work is a rigid and linear structure made with metal pipes and joints typical of modern cement and glass constructions. The structure as a whole imposes itself strongly on the canvas, kidnapping it, tearing it and piercing it and giving it a monumental, utopian, timeless tone, also typical of a lot of communist architecture of the time.”

from the interview made for the Art Residency Exhibition at Contemporary Art Museum of Podgorica, Montenegro.

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* The artwork was acquired in the public collection of the Podgorica Museum of Contemporary Art.

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