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Edicola Radetzky – Milano

16>30.06.2020

curated by Contemporary Attitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

All I need

is less than what I have

much less

a thing that is LESS

appears serious

if it’s 1/2 soft and 1/2 wet

it might be enough

Steel and felt, 

stolen and deeply felt 

Das Schloss, he wrote

We all remember but 

very few understand

what is in between China and Kafka?

a castle or a water field

nothing is closed in if it is free

I give you my freedom

if you give me my peace

less of less of less of less

but let it be soft

then leave

 

 

(2)

Let me be clear 

I might survive

only in between (felt) corners 

and segments

of a small (steel) room

that is far from reach

one drink one rest

one drink two rest

what am I walling in or walling out 

who am I offending

with small and/or tallest vertical

(foam rubber) windows

I don’t remember

nor do I hear

all I can smell is the (water) scent

of my long (steel) vest

that wraps me and protects me

no eyes touch no skin

izolacija?

I would have prefered cement

Just as Rashid Uri’s research is characterized by the use of fragile materials which contrast the formal rigidity that he seeks, COMPOUND is the cage / refuge in which austere tools for survival reflect simple human needs and feelings, charged by the constant search for the limit of human survival.

Uri intervenes directly from the inside of the architecture of the liberty kiosk, which also houses Das Schloss, the wearable sculpture created for Contemporary Attitude, in which he abandons the usual formal hardness, characteristic of his work, for the shape of the human body.

Inspired by Chinese compounds, closed-off and fortified architectural systems, Uri sees Edicola Radetzky as a locus rifugio. Essential objects are positioned in the limited size of the exhibition space, and a non-flexible survival system is outlined. The Das Schloss polyester coat is an ontological representation of the human figure and a “medium” for escaping the restrained space.

The name of the sculpture itself is inspired by the homonymous novel by Kafka and contains multiple meanings: the more common being castle, palace, but also closure, that phonetically resembles “schluss” – end, conclusion.

 

Edicola Radetzky – Milano

16>30.06.2020

curated by Contemporary Attitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

All I need

is less than what I have

much less

a thing that is LESS

appears serious

if it’s 1/2 soft and 1/2 wet

it might be enough

Steel and felt, 

stolen and deeply felt 

Das Schloss, he wrote

We all remember but 

very few understand

what is in between China and Kafka?

a castle or a water field

nothing is closed in if it is free

I give you my freedom

if you give me my peace

less of less of less of less

but let it be soft

then leave

 

 

(2)

Let me be clear 

I might survive

only in between (felt) corners 

and segments

of a small (steel) room

that is far from reach

one drink one rest

one drink two rest

what am I walling in or walling out 

who am I offending

with small and/or tallest vertical

(foam rubber) windows

I don’t remember

nor do I hear

all I can smell is the (water) scent

of my long (steel) vest

that wraps me and protects me

no eyes touch no skin

izolacija?

I would have prefered cement

Just as Rashid Uri’s research is characterized by the use of fragile materials which contrast the formal rigidity that he seeks, COMPOUND is the cage / refuge in which austere tools for survival reflect simple human needs and feelings, charged by the constant search for the limit of human survival.

Uri intervenes directly from the inside of the architecture of the liberty kiosk, which also houses Das Schloss, the wearable sculpture created for Contemporary Attitude, in which he abandons the usual formal hardness, characteristic of his work, for the shape of the human body.

Inspired by Chinese compounds, closed-off and fortified architectural systems, Uri sees Edicola Radetzky as a locus rifugio. Essential objects are positioned in the limited size of the exhibition space, and a non-flexible survival system is outlined. The Das Schloss polyester coat is an ontological representation of the human figure and a “medium” for escaping the restrained space.

The name of the sculpture itself is inspired by the homonymous novel by Kafka and contains multiple meanings: the more common being castle, palace, but also closure, that phonetically resembles “schluss” – end, conclusion.