Into the Night of Loneliness
Artist: Tara (von Neudorf)
Curator: Diana Dochia
21.09.2008 – 21.10.2008
Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Henrichshütte Hattingen, Germania
Opening: 21.09.2008 at 03:00 pm at Westfälischen Landesmuseum für Industriekultur Henrichshütte Hattingen, Germany
The event will take place within “Rumänische Kulturtage an der Ruhr” Festival (“Cultural days in the Ruhr’s Basin”) organized by Danubium Association.
“…everything written there was forever and it will remain until the end of time unrepeatable, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude were not given a second chance on Earth.”
Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
“Into the night of loneliness” is a sanctuary of mirrors or mirages from where you can escape only when the enigma is solved. It is a divided and disparate altar where every element, as in a puzzle, has its own significance. In this circumstance, the number turns into a symbol full of new meanings and prophecies. The plates with numbers, out of a context, used to represent Bible verses but today, they change their significance into the creative process, emphasizing, as a prophecy, the historic events that left their mark in the human existence. The number turns into letter, often having its own identity and its own internal logic. The number can be detachable; can be turned upside down, from one side to another, adaptable to any kind of permutation or scheme. It can be conceived as a work of art in itself, as a political event or meditation. The number obsession becomes the historical and religious obsession. The destiny’s number becomes man’s obsession. The number becomes prophecy. The prophecy becomes past. The recent man reinvents the symbol, he gives another context to history and uses the past to rewrite the present. The numerical plates record and recall the by-gone and present moments, trying to redefine the history and the world. A subjective history branded by atrocities where the past has the same essence as the present. The number seen as destiny, as a prophecy, becomes a handled tool under the creative steps. It is a world where history mixes with belief and belief becomes history. Tara proposes an image without enforcing an ideology. Edgard Wind in “Art et anarchie” considered that even if art cannot destroy the state, at least it can contradict it.
Tara sees the world as a battlefield. A world confronted and crushed by permanent pressure. A world prevailed by conflicts. There is an everlasting state of tension and siege. An endless struggle between two powers which attract and oppose in the same time. Tara’s art doesn’t subject to laws or rigors, it cannot be understood through canonical perspective. Tara uses everything and everyone to sketch his artistic step. The war, the religion, the personal drama are part of his creation process.
Tara integrates in his paintings all that exists in peoples behavior, their memory, imagination or nightmares, reflecting the world as it is, multiple and organic. The volcanic and delirious vitality outlines a ceaseless rivalry seen as a force that attracts and crumbles in the same time. This agglomeration of symbols, the synthesized form, the utilization of unconventional materials expresses an almost a necrophagous world. A walking corpse haunted by dead souls.
“Into the night of loneliness” is the icon of a blood and visceral world, where recording facts is not made after the conventional time of mankind. It is rather about a destiny’s game on which the hazard takes hold. It is about many centuries of usual events, concentrated in such a way to coexist in the same moment. Agony and ecstasy, crime and punishment, belief and blasphemy, here is the framework of a mangled and monstrous world, of a grievous world where the individual is continually haunted by loneliness. A carnival world ready to explode. A laboratory where we are the guinea pigs.
Curator :Diana Dochia