MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner, 2012

MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
Exhibition detail
MoMA SPACE & Tate Modern Corner
2012
Curator: Juraj Čarný
Venue: Freies Museum, Berlin, 2012
Stano Masar brought to Berlin fragments of the most reputable art world institutions namely the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate gallery in London. One man show in Freies Museum Berlin followed the systematic research and subsequent transformation of exhibition spaces. The visitor himself had the opportunity not only to enter into above mentioned galleries, but also participate - do performance or live act. Stano Masar as playful post-conceptual artist is developing strategies of manipulation, transformation, interpretation, context sensitive and site specific installations. He entered into art history by interpreting historical and contemporary masterpieces, which he analytically transformed into simplified language of pictograms. /Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Damien Hirst, Pipilotti Rist, Mauritio Cattelan and others/. He is exceeding the boundaries between art and design by application of pictograms on the floor, children´s puzzles, chess table, PC table and so on. He deleted significant moments from well-known artworks. Just Jesus is Leonard´s Last Supper with Jesus left alone at the table, Catelan´s Pope disappears together with the meteorite from red floor, and Just Woman is Manet´s Breakfast in the Grass where women remain alone. Stano Masár prepared for Czechoslovak pavilion of Venice Biennale (together with Tomas Vaněk) the unrealized project LOBBY. The pavilion was to be transformed into fictitious lobby of non-existing art institution /museum, gallery/ that would meet almost all non-artistic needs of public /refreshment, book corner, children´s corner, reception, cloakroom and catalogue depository/.