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The Polymorphic Nomad

August 26, 2017

As part of the CROSCULPTURE project, Dalibor Prančević recently wrote a text elaborating on the installation entitled Megamix by Siniša Majkus which is currently on show in Gallery Kula in Split. We bring you an excerpt of this text and invite you to visit the exhibition which will be open until September 3.

 

Precisely with his complex sculptural installation Megamix, the artist [Siniša Majkus] intervenes in the space of Gallery Kula in Split, thus completely following the site-specific protocol of the appearance of the work of art. The artwork in question is of variable dimensions. In this spacial situation in Split, it is made up of 144, equally-sized (200 x 15 cm) tubular modules made of wire which are mutually reinforced with special plastic strips. Placing such an "open" sculptural composition into the gallery space means provoking interesting optical, especially coloristic effects and a certain "visual mobility". This sculptural installation is actually conceived as a changeable object that modulates its nature and dimensions with each new exhibition space. In this sense, it is determined by both time and place and the observer's experience. For example, the artist has previously presented this work in Lauba in Zagreb, the former stalls of the Austro-Hungarian army, as well as in the church of St. Krševan in Šibenik, a sacral space that is used today for exhibition activity. However, this time, Majkus introduces his sculpture to the ambiance determined by the original late-antique walls of Diocletian's Palace, creating an unrepeatable aesthetic impression as well as a potential platform for the initiation of various semantic processes. It seems as though the common denominator and the core module of all these Megamix spatial situations is a roll of wire, two meters in length and a fifteen centimeters in diameter. Everything else is different and completely new, so this installation is understood as a polymorphic, permanently transformable nomad.

If you would like to read the full text in Croatian, you can find it in the description of the exhibition's Facebook event.

 

 

Siniša Majkus: Megamix

Gallery Kula, Kralja Tomislava 10, Split

curator: Dalibor Prančević

Photos: Robert Matić

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