the modern dweller. (the family is in transition)
"This mystic tension is where the object and space come together, and where perhaps two different worlds might find common ground."
the modern dweller (the family is in transition)
1. Gregor Schneider, black cube in Venice
2. Unknown tumbler image, a black fireplace, separating the kitchen and the living area. A modern intrepretation of the family dwelling unit.
"Gregor Schneider has always been interested in the relationship between constructed and individual space. He reporposes the ‘Cube Venice 2005’ project presented for the 51st Venice Biennale, here with a new display positioning; the work was refused by the Biennale as it was believed to be potentially dangerous in terms of the political reactions that it might have aroused.
Cube Venice consists of a large, black, geometric sculpture, without an accessible entrance, resting on a base of 12x13 metres and standing some 14 metres, and it was designed to be anchored to the ground in St. Mark’s Square. The awe inspired by such an enigmatic and impenetrable volume is rooted in the artist’s reflections on the space of the Ka'ba, key site of Mecca for the Islamic faith. Yet the project is far from being a mere architectural reproduction. The great volume is in fact designed to be a sculpture made up of different materials serving a different purpose; and yet given its positioning in the light of the global events and unrest of recent years, the work is full of the tension resulting from its being an object linked to the traditions of modern Western art, one that searches for a primordial form going beyond the natural image, and the reflection of a place of worship for millions of Muslims.
This mystic tension is where the object and space come together, and where perhaps two different worlds might find common ground."
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