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BUILDING BRIDGES ART EXCHANGE

PRESENTS

10.000 SIGNATURES

 

A SOLO PROJECT BY

MARTYNAS IVINSKAS

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo

MARCH 4TH - 28TH, 2017

 

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY MARCH 4TH 2017, 6-9 PM

10.000 SIGNATURES
 
A SOLO PROJECT BY
MARTYNAS IVINSKAS

Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) presents 10'000 Signatures, a solo Project featuring the work of Martynas Ivinskas.

 

Martynas was born in 1976 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The artist pledged to create one work of art per day throughout the year.

Obviously, such idea is suitable to capture the changes in the reality - aging, growth, maturation, development, regression, degradation, loss, etc. So, the choice of media is also almost obvious - a moving and still photography. Photographs and films. Even in literature, like in Joyce's "Ulysses". The principle is the same, the only difference is that the changes in the reality are recorded within the limits of one day.

Here, interpretation begins and questions arise. What if instead of a signature there was any word, such as "hello"? Would its visual impact and result of finished work be very different then? Probably not. It would not be very different, even if there was any other word, a matrix of letters or a patchwork of icons. 10'000 uniform elements make such a dense picture where everything charmingly blends into something resembling computer graphics and asks the viewer to apply the Op art viewpoint.

In the world of art, the signature is a key statement of identity and recognition criteria. In mundane life, signature scribbled on invoice claims to anonymous testimony, that a living person as such, has accepted or issued goods. On the other hand, it is perfectly predictable that there cannot be a passport without a signature of an individual (here we are touching the legal status of a person specially now a days is a very strong topic among us).

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Supported in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica

National Performance

Network (NPN)

Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York

OUR PARTNERS

QATAR VISUAL ARTS CENTER 

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE, ARTS AND HERITAGE QATAR

KATARA ART CENTER 

 

NATIONAL AFFAIR

FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

MUSEO DE LAS ARTES UNIVERSIDAD

DE GUADALAJARA

IFITRY RESIDENCY OF ARTISTS

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS BAJA CALIFORNIA

CULTURAL INSTITUTE

OF BAJA CALIFORNIA

CONTEMPORARY ART

PLATFORM - CHILE

ARTE AL LIMITE

CENTER OF THE 

ARTS ESTACION 

ANTOFAGASTA - CHILE

BICE BUGATTI

CLUB

CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN

ESSAOUIRA 

REDLINE

CONTEMPORARY 

ARTS CENTER

LA ART SHOW

CONTEMPORARY

EXPRESSIONS OF ART

MAROC PREMIUM

FOUNDATION

THE BROAD

KAI 10 ARTHENA FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL 

BIENNIAL

OF CASABLANCA

MOPLA

CENTER OF THE ARTS

ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO

SANTO TOMAS

CULTURAL ART CENTER

ART SCI CENTER UCLA

VILLA AURORA +

THOMAS MANN HOUSE

IASAS

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED

ARTS VIENNA

CONSULATE GENERAL

OF POLAND

SENATE OF BERLIN

NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

ITALIAN CULTURAL

INSTITUTE OF

LOS ANGELES

LUCIE FOUNDATION

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