EXHIBITION: Božica Dea Matasić – Bottomless Bags 2

Božica Dea Matasić
Bottomless Bags 2
23.5. – 4.6.2017.
Bačva Gallery

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7pm

Božica Dea Matasić’s characteristic approach to the expanded field of sculpture is manifested in a two-part project composed of a series of digital simulations, Bottomless Bags 1, and site-specific sculptures Bottomless Bags 2, the public presentation of which, after the exhibition held in Glyptotheque, will be concluded with this exhibition in Bačva Gallery. According to Rosalind Krauss, the expanded field of sculpture provokes the boundaries and conceptual overlapping between sculpture, landscape and architecture. Still, the meaning-bearing components of the works are manifested through the artist’s expressed relation to a historically based view of sculpture in the narrow sense, thus from this perspective it can be stated that they have actually been conceived as a formal negative of classical sculpture of closed forms.

Consecutively – no pedestal, no volume, no reciprocal hollow space, at the very threshold of materiality the only thing that actually exists is the outline. With such abolition of tactile and morphological components of the work, the artist fully mobilizes the conceptual ones.

An ambiance with overblown, architecturally dominant skeletons that integrate visitors are a contemporary framework of establishing relationship between the man and the environment, which ultimately corresponds to Mark Fisher’s famous interpretation of capitalist realism: “It is more like a pervasive atmosphere, conditioning not only the production of culture but also the regulation of work and education, and acting as a kind of invisible barrier constraining thought and action.“

From the preface written by Jasmina Fučkan

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