Maria Nalbantova
Multiple use, 2019

Multiple use, 2019

used construction tools & materials, acrylic paint, found photography, herbarium
800 x 343 cm

Part of exhibition of the nominated artists for BAZA (БАЗА) Contemporary Art Award [23.07.- 18.08.2019] at Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria
BAZA (БАЗА) Contemporary Art Award is organized by ICA - Sofia and the Edmond Demirdian Foundation together with: the Civil Society Foundation, New York and the International Young Artist Awards Network

photos by Radostin Sedevchev & Maria Nalbantova

The installation “Multiple use“ examines the topic of instrumentalization and hopes to be a departing point for a discussion about the relationships between creation, destruction and responsibility. The work consists of several interconnected separate segments. Each segment is including altered “Found object” (objet trouvé ) such as old construction tools and materials, photography or herbarium. On the objects is being applied additional visual transformation by over-painting, attaching other objects or photographic fragments in attempt to invoke a rather ironic metaphor of the instrumentalization occurring between us, as humans and the one between the human and its environment.