WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND

Vaclav Pozarek

KUNSTMUSEUM WINTERTHUR

A cloak of silence has fallen on sculpture. While the discourse on painting periodically delves into the disappearance or new guises of a given genre, autonomous sculpture seems to have long since disappeared. Three-dimensional developments have been installations, usually mixtures of disparate media.

Vaclav Pozarek is furthering the discourse on sculpture, however, by combining a series of spatial elements, each of which could easily stand on its own, with photographs, collages, and drawings as an installation for the duration of an exhibition. In the process, the preconditions of exhibition are thematized in the individual works. For instance: A wooden partition, rendered freestanding by a support construction, divides the room. On one side are mounted four found wooden crates, as if the entire wall construction had been created just for their presentation. The exhibition wall and the

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