vadim zakharov

Захаров, Вадим Арисович
danaë installation

Drawing from the perpetually revisited myth of Zeus and Danae, an installation by Vadim Zakharov in the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 used consumable objects and the sequence of architectural spaces to make manifest underlying ideas about ‘rudeness, lust, narcissism, demagoguery, falsehood, banality, and greed, cynicism, robbery, speculation, wastefulness, gluttony, seduction, envy, and stupidity.’ the impregation of danae occurs when zeus appears to her as a golden shower after she is locked in a tower to prevent the professed death of her father. gender dynamics and the poetic cycle of gestation are reconstructed spatially with a total use of the pavilion– a first in the history of the building.

Justin Hodges

Romance & The Landscape
Romance & The Landscape by Justin Hodges disrupts the banality of the day to day by re-contextualizing images and objects and highlighting the intricacy of our relationship to our planet. According to the artist, the natural world is a container of sorts for many things, both human and otherwise. With that, he encourages us to think about the routines and convenience of our interactions.

Eva and Franco Mattes

breaking banality
the dysfunction of remediation

Eva and Franco Mattes

Breaking Banality