* Linda Studená - A Mountain of Fallen Monuments *
Linda Studená - A Mountain of Fallen Monuments
13th February - 1st March 2020
Tinning Street Presents
The Canning Room: Linda Studená - A Mountain of Fallen Monuments
Opening Feb 13th from 6pm.
In A mountain of fallen monuments Linda Studená presents a series of collages combining drawing, photography and experimental camera-less processes.
These works reference and appropriate shapes of public sculpture from former communist Czechoslovakia between 1969 and 1989, loosely termed as ‘normalisation' abstraction.
The collages aim to challenge the ideology of the style, opening new dialogues both personal and collective.
This exhibition is part of an ongoing interest in monuments as cultural anchors and the implications of objects serving ideological and aesthetic functions in the community. These collages experiment with notions of femininity, materiality and form, and reimagine alternative narratives for the historical sculptures they depict; repurposing their metaphysical potential by placing them in new contexts and in a different medium.