Blatent [Flagrant]

Juan Geuer

Date de naissance 1917
Lieu de naissance Soest, Holland
Date du décès 2009
Lieu du décès Almonte, Ontario
Technique techniques mixtes, métal et objets trouvés
DATE 2007
DIMENSIONS 227cm x 230cm x 175cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2013.04.22a-f
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don d'Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013
Description du catalogue
A mixed media installation composed of a collection of found objects including a metal frame in the center with a sheet of metal on each side, and in front is a metal stand with a long tall glass tube with a chrome plated shut-off valve on top. In front of the stand is a wooden prayer stool. It was based on Pablo Neruda’s poem “To the Dear Poor Man,” and the line from this poem “[h]ow many people does our dead one weigh?” This piece is also called Mega(lomania) by Geuer. The work uses a poetic premise to engage with the state of humanity in a globalized world and the destructive side of humanity. Geuer examines our sense of self, and our relationships and responsibilities towards one another.

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