Domestication Of A Pyramid

is an installation by Czech artist Magdalena Jetelová who created this huge piece as a visual metaphor referring to the the Western mentality of taking important parts of our history and placing them inside museums. 

A large fragment of a pyramid, covered with volcanic ashes, is contained inside a gallery. Since only a fraction of the pyramid is visible, one can only imagine that the rest of the structure continues outside. The work deals with the dislocation between perception and imagination and with the theme of domestication of the pure form through direct observation and, essentially, through thought. Furthermore it raises questions concerning the nature of our culture, in that it intersects an archetypal -eastern- form with the ‘humanized’ western architecture of, ex. the Viennese Museum of Applied Art.

More about Magdalena Jetelová and her works here.

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Hello, I'm Carolin. I'm a designer. I love space travel, smooth beats, simplicity, Vienna and Star Wars. I've studied visual communication at Offenbach Academy of Art and Design and arts management at Freie Universität Berlin. Say hi on instagram @artf_cksme

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