Restaging Monument

 

 

The photo-collage series is juxtaposing family archive photographs from the 1950ies showing the artist Vinko Matkovic working on the large scale socialist-realist clay and bronze figures for the Monument of Liberation in public space of the city of Rijeka, in his studio and Margans' own body in physical action.

 

The work examines the role of public monuments, reconsidering the relationship between history and power embodied in them and their effect on everyday social interaction and language. Monuments are perceived to contain performative and discursive material.

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications:

Series of 9 photo-montages, photo-rag paper, 42x21 cm

Sound installation in public space, microphones, feedback system, metal pipes, computer

 

Year: 2014

 

Exhibited:

Studio Golo Brdo, Rovinjsko selo, Istria,

Croatia, 2014

Chaux, Gallery Martin Janda 2017

Identity, paraflows festival, Kunstforum Vienna, AT, 2016

(Re)Thinking Space and Place, Westdeutscher K√ľnstlerbund, Herne, Germany

On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants,

Industrial Art Bienalle, Istria, Croatia

 

 

 

 

 

© Luiza Margan 2019