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Mira Podmanická: HERBARIUM

site–specific installation

Artist, exhibition title: Mira Podmanická: HERBARIUM
Venue: Ján Koniarek Gallery, Synagogue – Center of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava
Curator: Lucia Miklošková
Vernissage: 18 June 2019 (Tue), 18:00
Exhibition: 18 June (Tue) – 21 July (Sun) 2019


The artist works with a form of herbarium — a collection of dried plants —that she attaches to the medium, adding random abstract embroidery. She does not make distinctions between noble cultivars, medicinal varieties, and weeds. They all embody the omnipresence of the natural world, which is taken for granted and overlooked. Podmanická works with the contrasting natures of natural materials and mechanical drawing. What was once alive and growing is now fragile and lifeless, while the mechanical drawing comes wildly to life and overgrows the boundaries. These herbariums can also be viewed as Memento mori (reflection on mortality), or even as vanitas (futility), pointing out the elusiveness of moment, where thoughts of death draw attention to the pulchritude of life.


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