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To placard Transparent
To placard Transparent

Author(s): Lukasz Pawel Wojciechowski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Photography, Visual Arts
Published by: Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Fakulta masmediálnej komunikácie
Keywords: single picture

Summary/Abstract: “For Decent Slovakia” gathering on March 9, 2018. One of the most interesting par excellence placard was made of a semi-transparent foil and contained the word Transparent [in slovak language also meaning “placard”]. We can approach this creation as an ironic oxymoron or redundancy of meaning, but also as a certain interpretive parallel to René Magritte’s image “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” or as an example of conceptual art that perfects the issue of representation by Joseph Kosuth “One and Three Chairs” consisting of a wooden folding chair, mounted photo of a chair and a photographic enlargement of the dictionary definition of “chair”. Of course, we can understand this message less ambivalently, interpreting it much more prosaically, not only as author ́s recession or sarcasm, but in a sense of desired transparency of investigation. It refers to the fact that the transparency of murder investigation presented by current government structures in media isa simulacrum. However, the death isn ́t.

  • Issue Year: 6/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 74-75
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: English