• Ion  Grigorescu, Boxing, 1977

Boxing shows the naked artist “boxing his own shadow”. On the one hand, this is a record of painful experiences of being turned against yourself and fighting your own demons (or those thrust upon you by state ideology). On the other hand, apart from rage, the images also pulsate with vitality and verve, and boxing seems like a way to keep in shape, and experience the joys of life through physical effort. Grigorescu describes isolation as a source of suffering, but also a source of personal strength. Boxing unconventionally develops and continues the issue of blending the public with the private.

Year: 1977
Medium: 16 mm film and DVD, the film transferred to digital file
Format: 01:52

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Gregor Podnar
Index: MSN: 4300-4/2011
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

See also

Other Works From That Artist