Lost Things

2014

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mural painting, found manipulated objects, installation

The work is also a manipulation, but rather than concepts like coercion or violence, he opens the question of alternative approaches to history and the freedom of an artist to independently handle both its material and spiritual remains. Already in one of his earlier implementations, Varga dealt with the derelict military zone of Milovice, situated north of Prague, where four armies took turns during the last century: Austrian-Hungarian, Czechoslovak, German and Soviet. The artist proposed a project for the MeetFactory in which he intuitively and rather surrealistically complements parts of objects found in those locations, putting them in a new context. He constructs a novel vision of an ephemeral future for these relics, somewhat charged with force or even sexual connotations. (Karina Kottová)