30 x 30 x 30


→ Series of collages (30 elements), second-hand postcards assembled, approx. 11 x 15 cm each
2015

EN
The obelisk can be considered one of the first war booty, looted in Egypt by the Romans. One of the oldest and most famous obelisks is Luxsor’s obelisk that stands in Place de la Concorde, Paris. Later it became a symbol of the Enlightenment and of Western imperialism and has been reproduced and installed in different places all over the world.
Built by the Egyptians around the 3000 B.C., the first obelisks represented a petrified sun beam. Light was the first element from the Space to reach the Earth. The work is a series of 30 elements, realized through the assemblage postcards from different parts of the world, all portraying the obelisk. In every piece the landscape changes, while the figure of the obelisk remain a constant and creates a continuum between one fragment and the next one.

IT
L’obelisco può essere considerato uno dei primi casi di "bottino di guerra", depredato dai Romani in Egitto e poi diffuso in tutto il mondo come simbolo dell’imperialismo occidentale. Uno dei più noti e antichi è l’obelisco di Luxor in Place de la Concorde a Parigi.
Inizialmente eretto dagli Egizi prima del 3000 a.C., rappresenta un raggio di sole pietrificato. Da simbolo della luce diviene in seguito uno dei simboli dell’Illuminismo. La luce è stato il primo elemento proveniente dallo spazio a raggiungere il pianeta Terra.
L'opera è una serie di 30 collage realizzati tramite l'assemblaggio di cartoline postali provenienti da diversi luoghi del mondo, tutte raffiguranti l'obelisco. In ogni elemento il paesaggio varia, mentre la figura dell'obelisco rimane costante, creando un continuum tra un frammento e il successivo.

Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage

Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage
Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage


Ryts Monet, 30 x 30 x 30, 2015, Obelisk Postcards, collage

30 x 30 x 30, installation view, Ryts Monet 2015