• Joanna Rajkowska, The Ravine, 2009

    photo by Joanna Rajkowska & Bartosz Stawiarski

Rajkowska’s installation and actions in public space can be interpreted as contemporary, ironic variations on community based art, land-art, or the so called relational esthetics, which the artist breaks up into basic constituents by the consistently used tactics of "participative observation".

The Ravine is a proposal of an absurd intervention (treated with the precision of a fictitious architectural investment project) to be constructed in the passageway dividing the temporary seat of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the neighboring building of the furniture store. The deep crevice would serve as a picturesque tourist attraction, encouraging inhabitants to explore the underground tectonic layers. At the same time, the gorge would force the Museum’s employees to walk on bridges hanging over the precipice. The Ravine functions only as a suggestion, a sort of an impossible monument.

Year: 2009
Medium: 3 Ink Jet prints on Museo max paper
Format: 121,5x200, 18x25,4, 18x25,4 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Żak-Twaróg & Branicka GbR
Index: MSN: 4300-16/2011
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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Other Works From That Artist