The 3rd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE
„NO standART. endless truth seekers“
1 August /30 August, 2023, Online, worldwide
In today’s world, the dominance of technology greatly affects the quality of human life. Undoubtedly, it has many positive aspects, but one does not feel that gradually life somehow becomes narrow and shallow. Technology is often thought of as a necessity to be pursued even when there is something else entirely to be pursued. Thanks to technology, a person often does not feel how simple human feelings and sensitivity are lost, and the human personality is divided. It becomes irrelevant, as does the entirety of its history.
Political power structures take advantage of this to control and demoralize. Although the government wants to appear soft and paternalistic, as if it maintains democratic forms, even periodically announces elections, but in fact it completely controls the person. It becomes endless and patronizing, leaving no possibility for a person to defend himself from that “guardianship”. Human remains alone and powerless against the all-encompassing bureaucracy of the state. Gradually, he loses all motivation, thereby allowing the circle of gentle despotism to close. By losing political control over his destiny, he unconsciously loses his freedom and dignity.
A person may be left with a few choices, but in reality even those choices are not the choices of the citizens themselves. They are choices imposed by an irresponsible paternalistic government. When a person no longer sees meaning in the things of his life, the foundation of moral principles gradually begins to disappear. Then goals are lost. And then the mind becomes an instrument that can be controlled by anyone. There are fears that take over and lead in one direction – to the loss of freedom. A global brain shutdown is underway…
We are in this complex process of history and the task of the artist is to look further and deeper beyond the limits of this inevitable process, into the more subtle connections of life and being, into the essence of deep phenomena and reveal the truth, essential reality and its nature. Artists are the ENDLESS TRUTH SEEKERS…
Featured artists finalists of the contest
Aina Putnina – There is an appropriately pictorial representation of the visual act of aloof expression. The detached expression turns into an expressive, strong and at the same time sinuous line. The figure loses its standard definition. The figure moves away from direct definition, it is taken over by color.
Aleko Lomadze – Pictorial expression becomes retreating, stretching out, expression that creates its own abstractions, its variable forms. Complex and sophisticated forms of stretched abstraction establish their own reality, offer their own certainty. Careful and attentive work in the creation of abstraction.
Cetin Erokay – A distant image is created with geometric, coloristic abstraction. Color abstraction turns into abstract fiction. Color fiction here is a narrative of interactions, gaps. The painterly aspiration is based on the process of making fun.
Elmira Shokr Pour -Translating an animistic vision into an intricate, detailed painterly extension. The process of visual transfer is carefully and in detail created. Such a painting creates an open scene of interactions, where the physical-mental planes overlap, the physical-spiritual plane in a coloristic sense passes into a mystical-painful game.
Iryna Calinicenco – Establishing a double interaction network, a visual capture network, looking for a connection that has occurred and is occurring at the same time. The visual polemic is moved to the intersection of sensibility and sensibility. At the same time, with a double, different resolution, a visual path to the openings of different perceptions is laid.
Donya Rostami – Intermedial, peculiarly interwoven networks of visions and dreams, intuitions and memories. Intermedial images turn into a search for the necessary visual distance. The images are presented in the midst of a dynamic transformation, where logical connections are replaced by alternative visual interactions. The polemic moves into the realms of visualizing projectivity.
Ilhan – Visually, the ambiguity of the portrait transformation itself is presented, the identity-difference of the portrait image is partly and dually. Portrait segments turn into visual inquiry. A portrait turns into a migrating portrait request.
Vilija Kasparaviciute – Drawings of graphic memory, where the visual intrigue itself takes place at the level of interaction between line and word. The exchange of expression argues with precision and detail. Qualitative, distinctive expression is constantly complementing the dynamic absolute static of memory.
Luiza Lozada – The issue of plastic-animistic touch is addressed here. Tactile memory in the plastic sense is a visualized sensory memory. Art leads through the memory of contact to a sensitive plane of feelings, painted with a unique coloristic intonation.
Indre Grazuleviciute-Vileniske – Matters of mutation and visual transformation. Visual polemics here are wrong, coloristic questions of transition. Looking for the visual polemical moment of transition, the circumstances of a slight but decisive change.
ANIMA MUNDI ACADEMIA