OPERA IN CONCORSO | Sezione Scultura/Installazione

 | Ozymandias

carving in styrofoam, styrofoam and acrylic paint


nato/a a USSR
residenza di lavoro/studio: Tel Aviv, ISRAEL

iscritto/a dal 05 mag 2020


visualizzazioni: 265


Descrizione Opera / Biografia

The sculpture presented to you is a giant foot, a fragment of a colossal statue, a fragment very much identified with 19th century Romanticism. Fragments of gigantic sculptures that birth longing and admiration of the glorious past, a reminder to the observer that what survives from the past is mostly art and everything else is vanity of vanities. The sculpture takes its inspiration from a poem by the English Romantic Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poem describes the remnants of a colossal statue of Ramses II in Egypt’s desert. This work continues my preoccupation and interest in ancient times, appropriation, or acquisition of cultural and archeological symbols. Moving archeological artifacts from their natural resting place (the location in which they were uncovered) to a museum or an alienated archeological park. Engaging the question, what happens to romantic archeology when contemporary culture ”copies and pastes” it. How does it change the context of the archeological object, and is there any romanticism left in it?