Art Mediators’ Comments: Kay Walkowiak, Minimal Vandalism
Exquisite. The artistry in video editing, and the craftsmanship of the skateboarder. The raw interior of the Generali Foundation in Vienna becomes a setting for a perfect performer, who challenges the objects in doing extremely attractive tricks.
Every movement, every interference in the set elements, scratches of the surface – tease – we are, yet, not used to touch the gallery objects. For sensitive visitors such a view (including the sound) can be just as irritating as fingernails scratching the school board. But, paradoxically, the whole gives the impression of a refined expression towards the viewer: vandalism takes on a new meaning, a combination of the phenomena in one video work gives the impression of a higher aesthetic beauty.
– Jagoda Kozon
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In the last two weeks of the WRO 2015 exhibitions, we are presenting you with the comments on selected works presented in the new building of the Wroclaw University Library. The comments are made by the students of the Art Mediation Department, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw.