October 17, 2010

The Lost Diplomat in Kuma Art Gallery, Berlin

Szajner’s The Lost Diplomat, an art installation piece dedicated to Raoul Wallenberg is now on view at the Kuma Art Gallery in Berlin.

The Lost Diplomat is a part of Suspending Readings series of micro-installations composed of piles of words, phrases, texts or images of which the “Reading” is difficult, fragmented, and sometimes impossible.

The piece itself is formed from a pile of 15732 signs traversed by a linen thread that recount the story of the great Swedish hero. With material deconstruction of the text and images the artist is inviting us to a deep reading through understanding of the text in which the true meaning is most often hidden, diverted by the lack of immediate perception of the senses. This “un-readable” piece thus makes a perfect manifestation of an “un-readable” story of Wallenberg himself and many questions concerning his disappearance that are still unanswered.

About the artist

Szajner is an electronic musician and visual artist. He first became known internationally for his innovative sound projects in the 1980’s, during which he created the “laser harp”, an instrument that produces sound from light. In 1985, he was named “Knight of the order of Arts” by the Minister of Culture in France. His visual art work and installations have been exhibited at many very popular cultural events like the Festival of Lights in Lyon, France – which exists since more than one and a half century and gathers around 4 million people each year. Szajner was also one of the contemporary artists chosen by the established art fairs, Art Elysées in 2008 and Art Paris in 2010.

At the Kuma Gallery exhibit titled “The perfect truth of dirty words” Szajner is presenting his most recent works of Suspended Readings installations. The theme of the exhibition is conscience and consciousness and questions our capacity to read and understand the vast expanses of information around us.

The exhibit is on view till October 16th at the Kuma Art Gallery located at Novalisstraße 7, Berlin.

Tuesday to Saturday, 1-7pm

For more visit www.kuma-galerie.com