Last year I wrote a short piece on the exhibition and said I would revisit it when I had the opportunity before the Macinternational finsihed its run (9 Nov 2018-31 March 2019). This exhibition will have been on show for just over 4½ months when it closes, to showcase a snapshot of the very best contemporary visual art from around the world (as they have stated).
Being shown across all three galleries in the MAC, MACinternational has brought together a formidable array of pieces, which are interesting in concept, but I cannot see how any of them would or could be shown in a private home, or indeed even into a public space in a work environment.
As I indicated this is my second viewing (or is it my third?) to the exhibition; and again I was drawn to only one selection of work – that of
Renata Poljak and her work from ‘Galerija umjetnina split’.
I love the atmospheric loneliness of the phtographs. Even when there are groups of people they stand seemingly alone as individuals. The beach shows ripple affects, which we are assured are natural, and then there is the relentlessness of the sea. For these few photographs alone I am I’ve been to the exhibition.
However, on another point, I wonder what it is that so many of our gallery spaces in the last few years have been showing installation art (by this I mean, mixed media constructions, often designed for a specific space or for a temporary period of time)? I continuously try to understand the various artists(s) viewpoint but in the main, I usually fail. Perhaps this is my failing or lack of artistic education! I would welcome other peoples thoughts and comments