ALEKSANDRA DOMANOV
'Kalbträgerin'
2 June - 24 September 2017
BUNDESKUNSTHALLE, Bonn

PRESS RELEASE:

Aleksandra Domanović (born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1981) develops a researching view of the various phenomena of our society: cultural techniques, scientific and technical developments, history and culture, popular culture and the imprint of national and cultural identity , The starting point here is often the view of the history and present of their home. Some of their works are therefore characterized by their own biography, but they provide a universal example of research on national and cultural identity, individuality, collective memory and memory culture. Their subtle, subtle works are precisely conceived narratives, which are visualized by the use of iconic images or images coming from other contexts.

"Aleksandra Domanović reminds us how quickly society can adopt new habits and new ethics through the use and development of science and technology.", Reinwolfs.

Domanović is developing one of their themes, the Bulls Without Horns, for the exhibition of the calf wearer in the Federal Art Gallery . Here she is engaged in scientific research, a recent experiment by Alison Van Eenennaam in Davis at the University of California, which is concerned with breeding certain characteristics in cattle, such as the absence of horns. In addition to the presented color photographs of the protagonists, the artist transfers this theme to sculptures, which she models with the aid of the computer, using a 3D printing process and reproducing it in synthetic plaster. Corian's 'Votivstelen' are transformed and abstracted representations of the Greek Moschophoros ( Kalbträger ) from the 6th c. In theThe so-called Perserschutt in 1866 - was created by clearing up the Acropolis of Athens after plundering and destroying the sanctuaries during the Persian occupation 480/479 v. Chr.The rectangular, different-colored steles - as representatives for the body - are complemented by stylized arms and hands that represent a reference to the artist and refer to the so-called Belgrade Hand , the first mobile hand prosthesis of 1963. They wear / hold the calf-shaped calf on the shoulder, or in their place. 
Thus, the artist combines science and culture from different epochs, subtly and poetically examining norms and beauty outside of norms, as well as changes in structures and their impact on society.

Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, 'Kalbträgerin'
Installation View, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, 2017