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aktualita ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH21|04|2017 - 29|05|2017
Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires

The exhibition is focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognised as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure.

Wander

An … extensive set of realizations in landscape is represented by various types of actions, characterized by a distinctive mutability over the course of time. These activities and happenings react in some way upon the environment, either with the help of other materials, or merely by the physical presence of the actor. A substantial group of these works deal with the themes of travelling and eventually, wandering. Both of these themes were already being explored and documented by Miloš Šejn in the second half of the 60's, in his early works… Walking, with its motor characteristics, is the most elementary activity of a body possible in nature – it can be organized "from somewhere to somewhere", and we can understand this demarcation as a spatial sculpture sui generis. Wandering carries other meanings, mainly the aspect of its unintentional ness, but also the quality of the actor’s existential jeopardy, which is to say the solitary actor. That can be encompassed in a walk under extreme conditions and through difficult terrain…

Extract from text Land Art and Conceptual Art by Jiří Valoch, LANDSCAPE in Contemporary Art, The catalogue was published on the occasion of the 1st exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Prague, 1993

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