Entry Title: "Homage to Monica Cook"
Category and Expertise: Photography, Non-Professional/Student
HOMAGE TO MONICA COOK
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Eliska Kyselkova, Katarina Tamova
Photographic series inspired by paintings made by the artist Monica Cook refers to the issue of consumerism in todays world. The metaphor of modern society, alienated, narcissistic, without relationships or a real interest in life, longing only for material things. Celebration of life and affluence, practiced in ancient cultures, increasingly loses credibility. Emptiness of being hidden behind artificial tinsel. The world on the edge of a possible form of destruction, decay or search for ones own identity.
A critical contemplation on shallowness of passion and beauty as well as consumerist way of life becomes the central motive of the series by Eliska Kyselkova and Katarina Tamova called Homage to Monica Cook. Topic of ancient bacchanalias is connected with allusion to baroque still life vanitas, where the formal and ideological outcome is emptiness, ephemerality, destruction and death.
Lucia L. Fiserova / curator