"The very same values, morals and principles that defined the colonial enterprise and apartheid, also shaped European culture and Modernism. Voetstoots takes avant garde languages and repositions them in an age of political examination. The exhibition is named after the Afrikaans word meaning ‘sold without guarantee at the buyer’s risk’. It literally means ‘push by foot’, because the car you are buying might be sold without an engine. What you see is what you get. Instead of art being a weapon of the revolution, I have made the revolution a weapon of art."Krištof Kintera: Naturally Postnatural
One of the most prominent contemporary artists working in the Czech Republic, Krištof Kintera met critical acclaim with sculptural work characterized by a mix of dark humor and social criticism. With a sharp but playful sense of irony, the artist comments on capitalism and mass consumerism.
Naturally Postnatural is deeply rooted in his obsession with the similarities between organic and artificial structures. We are constantly surrounded by a network of copper wiring, spreading out like mycelial cords inside the walls of our homes, the smartphones in our hands and in the ground underneath our feet: technology mimics nature.
Kintera appropriates contemporary materials, most prominently e-waste: household appliances, motherboards, wires, circuits, connectors and screens. The resulting works are a new breed of post-apocalyptic looking plants, radiating a decadent and melancholy beauty. They seem to contain a warning: can technology and nature co-exist?
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