Location: Gallery of Fine Arts, Ulica Kralja Tomislava 15
Duration: September 05th - October 1st, 2023.
International project GARDENING OF SOUL
Curator: Marija Stipišić Vuković
By collaborating with the Split artist Andrea Resner, the Museum of Fine Arts continues its participation in the international multi-year project GARDENING OF SOUL, which is conceived around artistic interpretations of the phenomenon of gardens and gardening, understood within a broader social, economic, ecological, and cultural context.
According to the Croatian Encyclopaedia, a constellation in the figurative sense refers to arrangement, disposition; combination of circumstances, opportunity; position, situation. According to the artist herself, a constellation is a closed (sometimes open) system in which all elements are interrelational. It is only when all elements within the constellation are included and vibrant that the whole is healthy and vibrant as well. Through understanding nature and the sky above us we see constellations everywhere. A greater order emerging from chaos. Andrea’s constellating spirit is a practice of bringing ancient knowledge of our ancestors into a new context. Using the mediums of drawing, sculpture, installation, and video, the artist brings to life ubiquitous symbols of the natural world and places them into correlation, thus giving life to a new vibrant constellation that serves as an open invitation to step into a new story.
Andrea Resner’s multimedia installation, after being presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, will, in December this year, be showcased at a major international exhibition at the Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem, the Czech Republic, which is the host of this international project.
Andrea Resner was born in Split in 1987. She obtained a degree in Art Education (printmaking department) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2012, and a degree in Film and Video from the Arts Academy in Split in 2019. She has been working in the mediums of drawing, animation, film, spatial installations, and poetry. Through various media, she explores the poetics and aesthetics of the mythological and archetypal language through which the world of nature and the spiritual aspects of reality communicate.
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