Open allegories #1, Ljubljana, 2015-2016. Series of 10 paintings, 200 x 140 cm each. Acrylics, oils, pigments, lime, coal, pencil, ink, paper, pastel, plaster, wax and charcoal on cardboard.

2015, 2016, Acrylics | Acrílico, Cardboard | Cartón, Chalk | Tiza, Charcoal | Carboncillo, Coal | Carbón, Deers | Ciervos, Dogs | Perros, Glue | Cola, Heads | Cabezas, ICA | Institute of Consensual Art, Ink | Tinta, Lime | Cal, Ljubljana, Oil | Óleo, Open Allegories | Alegorías Abiertas, Paintings | Pinturas, Pastel, Pencil | Lápiz, Pigments | Pigmentos, Plaster | Yeso, Slovenia | Eslovenia, Wax | Cera

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Two days following the inauguration of the Tempel der Medusa I returned to take some pictures and found that somebody, possibly more than one person, had intervened the installation in a very awesome way. On one side of the temple he, she or they simulated a kind of living room set up with found objects. It looked as if it had been recently used by a group of people sitting round the fire and eating. At closer look one realises that the remains of the “dishes” are made with sand, soil and tree-leaves. Inside the “temple” there is new furniture: a wardrobe, cabinet and closet, while a large tree trunk stands in the middle of the central space by the painted fire. And, rudely embedded on a wall, we see a home-made pink flag with the following words painted in black: “BLEIBERECHT FÜR ALLE” [Right to stay for all]. When I saw this I knew everything was right. The installation had been used, its spirit understood, other meanings superimposed, and a new and anonymous complexity had thus arisen. From Melusine in Lampedusa (Francisco Tomsich in conversation with Polona Fatur), the Introduction to the book Tempel der Medusa | Templo de Medusa (Ediciones del Viento, 2015).

2014, Germany | Alemania, Hamburg | Hamburgo, ICA | Institute of Consensual Art, Lee Miller, Medusa, Melusine's Works | Trabajos de Melusina, Public Space | Espacio público, Studio Diaries | Diarios de taller, Tempel der Medusa, Temples | Templos, The girl in front of Grippo's owen, 1972 | La niña del horno de Grippo, 1972

Anonymous intervention on Tempel der Medusa

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A small tour through Tempel of Medusa in the yard of Frappant e.V., Hamburg, Germany, 9th, June, 2014. Two days following the inauguration of the Tempel der Medusa I returned to take some pictures and found that somebody, possibly more than one person, had intervened the installation in a very awesome way. On one side of the temple he, she or they simulated a kind of living room set up with found objects. It looked as if it had been recently used by a group of people sitting round the fire and eating. At closer look one realises that the remains of the “dishes” are made with sand, soil and tree-leaves. Inside the “temple” there is new furniture: a wardrobe, cabinet and closet, while a large tree trunk stands in the middle of the central space by the painted fire. And, rudely embedded on a wall, we see a home-made pink flag with the following words painted in black: “BLEIBERECHT FÜR ALLE” [Right to stay for all]. When I saw this I knew everything was right. The installation had been used, its spirit understood, other meanings superimposed, and a new and anonymous complexity had thus arisen. From Melusine in Lampedusa (Francisco Tomsich in conversation with Polona Fatur), the Introduction to the book Tempel der Medusa | Templo de Medusa (Ediciones del Viento, 2015).

2014, Germany | Alemania, Group shows | Muestras colectivas, Hamburg | Hamburgo, ICA | Institute of Consensual Art, Installations | Instalaciones, Medusa, Melusine's Works | Trabajos de Melusina, Tempel der Medusa, Temples | Templos, Video

Anonymous intervention on Tempel der Medusa

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Tratado del Retrato Ampliado es una investigación iniciada en 2010 en el marco del Manifiesto del Arte Contextual del Instituto de Arte Consensual (ICA) que continúa hasta hoy (y continuará).  Aquí, una publicación (en PDF) que da cuenta de los primeros trabajos de la serie: TRATADO DEL RETRATO AMPLIADO, LIBRO I (FRAGMENTO). | Treatise on Extended Portrait is an artistic research initiated in 2010 around the Contextual Art Manifesto from Institute of Consensual Art (ICA). Here, a publication (PDF, Spanish) on the first works and process of the series: TRATADO DEL RETRATO AMPLIADO, LIBRO I (FRAGMENTO).

2011, Books | Libros, ICA | Institute of Consensual Art, Montevideo, Portraits | Retratos, Treatise on Extended Portrait | Tratado del Retrato Ampliado, Uruguay

TRATADO DEL RETRATO AMPLIADO, LIBRO I

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