While sitting at this small café, you will have a time to enjoy this show of a collection of students’ art works and little research like pieces from local Newspapers found on the streets of different cities around the world. We decided to bring them together in this evenings of urban salon meetings for a better understanding what urbanity means, demonstrating the different meanings of urbanity through fragments of certain processes.
‘Kuriositätenkabinett’ is German and means cabinet of curiosities or cabinet of wonder, which was quite popular in the end of renaissance. They collected objects included as belonging to natural history, geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art and antiquities. It was a microcosm of theater of the world. The cabinet conveyed symbolically the patron’s control of the world. They tried of bring all the oddities together and bring them to higher meaning or connection.
This exhibition may introduce you our strange view of the urbanity through the art works. But is not so easy, as you probably trying to understand the process of urbanity, is not so clear as maybe you though before. Our artistic view tried to bring a new light on something that before was lured and murky, we hope that we succeed, but it’s up to you judge. Judge not mere us and our work, but the reality in which you choose to live, rip off the blinders and look the real urban life that is all around you. Our work could be, and we will be flattered if it would be like that, a kind of new lens to use for discover a part of the urbanity. you should remember that the city, whatever would be, represents an ensemble of small universes mixed together, and sometimes is not so simple to understand it just with a quick look, you should stop and start to live in it.
While the studio, all students have focused to create video, drawing, and graphic with artistic view about complicity of life and death of urbanity in the world and tried to bring a new light on this topic. The main concern for this exhibition is how to make link between the art works from student link and a concept of the exhibition and how to expand the elements by cooperating with artist Lena.
A location of three monitors for video art work and extra art works is decided from a main characteristic of the exhibition structure.
Additionally, a circulation for audiences for the exhibition is decided from the structure of the place as well, and based on the circulation the audiences would be invited to different steps from the beginning to the end of the exhibition.
For the concept of the exhibition which is a café, we decide to create additional elements, such as newspaper, poster, coasters and so on, and display on the exhibition place.