Exhibited Artist

Mika Schwarz

Exhibition | ASAP | 13.01.23-10.02.23

Studio Hanniball Artist Mika Schwarz

Exhibition | ASAP | 13.01.23-10.02.23

In MAGNA MAGMA, the temporal dimension of archived photographs enters into a dialogue with the formal principle of crystal. Contrary to its spiritual charge and its promise of healing, however, the focus here is on the rulebook of its growth: as a kind of pre-programmed mechanism. Just as the atoms of the crystal here take possession of trivial objects, the photographs become the resonating bodies of a view of the past that repeatedly covers the present. […] What opens up here as a period of time has neither result nor origin, is intuitive and yet regulated; it does not follow chance or a self-imposed authorship, but the rules of atomic growth. By thus showing the past as a process of growth and a moment of transition - exemplified by the life phase of youth - MAGNA MAGMA ultimately formulates an archaeology of the present; an exploration of moments of identification that do not lie completed in the past, but are always in transition. 

Excerpt from the exhibition text by Agnieszka Roguski

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