Vernissage of the 44th Exhibition: Works by Maria Nalbantova
In the new
office of foryouandyourcustomers Sofia, artist Maria Nalbantova presents her art project.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 44th exhibition foryouandyourcustomers to present the works of the artist Maria Nalbantova at the location in Sofia. The date of the opening has not yet been determined, and it will be announced at a later point in time. The introductory speech to the works will be held by curator Viktoria Draganova.
For the first art project at the new office in Sofia, Maria Nalbantova turns one of the spaces into a studio, thus involving the people working there in the artistic process, and it is key because her works are almost always the result of continuous researching and collecting of materials, information and personal experiences, gradually forming a visual language and narrative. For the series „Post-Tools“, Nalbantova uses accidentally discovered – on markets and dumps – well used work tools, which she configures in various forms and interactions. They seemingly oppose labor in the digital environment and the accompanying dematerialization, recalling not only the history archived in the objects, but also the significance of the touch sealed in the traces on them. The title of the series directs us to personal responsibility and that in the end the specific usage as well as significance of an object depends on us. In the office, Nalbantova also creates an environment of plants – a clear contrast to the industrially produced objects, turning the place not only into an organism, but also raising the question of our paradoxical attitude towards nature.
(Text: Viktoria Draganova)