CultureFri, 27 Apr 2012 11:38h· by: Redazione

No comments - Iberart Atelier

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Modern lifestyle offers a wide range of images: in the Internet, in social networks, films, as advertisement on the streets. Mass media influences our collective memory. However, certain homogeneity can be recognized in the large variety of pictures. The images are being repeated and thereby reflect stereotypes that were developed through our visual perception.

On the other hand, pictures are an essential part of freedom of expression. When perception of the modern world cannot be clearly articulated in words, there is always the possibility to represent it in images. Pictures do not need comments. The viewer perceives them through instinct and intuition without an interpretation of a third person.

It is not a coincidence that the pictures with the title „no comments“ are especially popular. These images prerequisite being that they have to be understood by viewer. At the same time they are expected to be true.

An exhibition with the title “no comments“ offers eight artists from different countries, the chance to present their position on current events, occurrences and tendencies as an alternative to the mass media images.

Bobo (Uzbekistan) use a popular image of 9/11 as a main motif for his work. Through oriental patterns and composition, he points out on the influence of the catastrophe in the USA on the politics in his country.

Realistic painting by Mirian Gomeli (Georgia) attracts the viewer’s attention to the environmental topics that have gained importance since the 20th century. The work sets its focus on the human potential for action.

Via his exhibited sculptures made of 2-­‐Euro-­‐Cent coins, Ucha Janelidze (Georga) ponders the role of money in modern society. Recent discussions about financial markets find their reflection in the work of Janelidze, who developed his own position on the money phenomenon.

Jeewi Lee (South Korea) uses camouflage as a main motive of her paintings. As a pattern, which takes its origin in the colours of nature, camouflage is now associated with military. In her art Jeewi Lee tries to reconsider this pattern focusing on the colours and shapes while at the same time concealing her paintings in it.

Central elements of an installation including technical objects combined with micro-­‐ -­‐photography by Miesone (Germany) proposes a relationship between the human being and technique as well as motion from open space to digital space.

The main topic of the exhibited artwork by Liana Nakashidze (Georgia) is the political situation in her country. After the independence from the Soviet Union, Georgia was involved in two conflicts. Territory, state interests as well as borders are central notions of Liana Nakashidze’s work.

Diamantis Sotiroupolus (Greece) presents in his works mythology of modern society. As Greek mythology told stories of antique society, so in this way can the great images of Diamantis Sotiroupolus tell the stories of modernity. The complex system of relations, which was developed by people, is a central element of artists’s works.

Hendrik Wolking (Germany) analyzes analogue communication vs. digital in his artworks, as well as internet as a new media, which not only offers possibilities but also changes human lifestyle and way of thinking.

Opening hours

from 4/28/2012 to 5/12/2012 Thursday to Friday: 2 pm to 6 pm Saturday: 10:00 am to 6 pm

Saturday, 4/28/2012: 10:00 am to 7 pm
Sunday, 4/29/2012: 10:00 am to 6 pm
Opening: 4/27/2012: 4 pm, incl. performance by Ucha Janelidze