INS 004 Domestication Of A Pyramid Magdalena Jetelová 1992–94
© Magdalena Jetelová, MAK Wien
Text: Design Gallerist
Domestication of a Pyramid as a visual metaphor referring to the the Western mentality of taking important parts of our history and placing them inside museums. For the piece, the artist installed large fragments of a pyramid into gallery buildings evoking a feeling of oppositional harmony between forms, shapes and cultures. It seems as if the pyramid has been lifted directly from Egypt and accidentally dropped into the museum. Her [Jetelová's] work stands somewhere between land art, in a pure concept, object and architecture. Mystification, confusion of our senses, challenge to human conduct, even in matters cultural, historical and ecological footprints in all projects Magdalene clover.
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©Magdalena Jetelová, MAK Wien