photo by Marta Górnicka photo by Marta Górnicka
Prepared especially for the Museum, the installation
Untitled is composed of trash cans gathered from the streets of New York City. Symptoms of metropolitan life, connected rather with its oppressive and “dirty” side have been positioned to suggest a temporary domestication (the furniture, the lamp). Klara Lidén specializes in showing anxiety-causing elements of contemporary big city life. Her works are filled with rage and anxiety – emotions that must be suppressed or subdued in order for the metropolis to function. This idea put forward by the artist is one of the most effective attempts at redefining the city present in art – the image of city is fundamentally different from popular positivist social experiments or nostalgic rapture over modernity in cities. Lidén is keen to explore the ignored dark side of big city life, the areas exhibiting negligence, its “bowels” – as these are the nooks and crannies of consciousness we cautiously choose to ignore in order to survive the everyday chaos of city life.
Medium: installation composed of multiple elements
Format: 250×150×120 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Galerie Neu GmbH & Co. KG Index: MSN: 4300-54/2012 Acquisition date: Dec 28, 2012 Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage