Themes | Galila's P.O.C.
The artist's chair makes it the second important theme in Galila’s collection. The chair is a neutral object conveying essential reliability, perfectly absent to the gaze: its aesthetic singularity often disappears for the better of its function, satisfying a basic and repetitive necessity. The array of possible creative hijacking between utility and imagination gives way to extravagant playfulness.
This is undoubtedly a reason why artists from around the world seize the opportunity to do so and for Galila to claim its special place within her collection. By disengaging the chair from its utility function and relieving it from the burden of common significance, artists can dedicate new purposes to this everyday object allowing it to escape standard landmarks and somehow resetting its use.
A Collection of Collections
Galila describes the unique feature of her collection as follows: “The singularity of my collection is in its own collection of collections, with many different themes and concepts: eye, chairs, books, money, eggs, recycling, ready-made etc. Two is a pair, three a group and four a collection”.
As the collection grew and themes appeared seemingly a conscious choice Galila revealed how they were in fact organically structured. Embodying her thoughts, uncertainties and hopes of the future they correspondingly deliver an intimate view into the collector’s world. The artworks and themes are to be interpreted as a visual modelling and transposition of Galila’s entity, each of them taking part in a broader puzzle ultimately disclosing the real query: “Who am I?”
Here is a glimpse into Galila’s world.
Book as an art object: an aesthetic reading of the self
Black and White
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