The exhibition “Yelena Popova” at Knoll Galleries Vienna - on display till November 23, 2013 - continues an ongoing conversation between the artist Yelena Popova and the curator Lina Džuverović, in search of potency and power in painting today.
We wanted to think about ways in which painting, in its radically expanded form, can become something more than a representation or reflection. If we accept paintings as humble objects, equal to all other objects in the world, can we then imagine revitalizing the practice of painting and the way we view it? Can painting act as a catalyst, a lens via which to view, and act upon, today’s socio-political reality?
Popova’s practice combines moving image and painting installation. The work in the exhibition weaves a complex network of fact, fiction, material, and texture that comments on history, politics, and economics. An exhibition portrait. | castyourart.com