Stano Mas├ír – Portraits of Institutions, 2017
(ART PLAN series – PDF)
The series of paintings is an allusion/evocation of navigation signs from prestigious art museums in Europe. The paintings stem from the authorÔÇÖs cycle of works dealing with the mechanisms related to presentation of visual art, where the world ÔÇťbehindÔÇŁ the art commonly seen at the exhibition becomes a┬áprimary part of this complex ÔÇô although it is seemingly invisible and insignificant.
Retaining the particular fonts and graphics, the author rewrites the selected signs (e.g. Fortsetzung der Ausstellung ÔÇô Exhibition continues from Hamburger Bahnhoff/Staatliche Museen in Berlin) and presents them as autonomous artworks. Furthermore, their placement in the actual access and communication areas of the Museum of Art in ┼Żilina creates a unique, and foremost artistic navigation for the visitors of the gallery.