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 consists in a series of 30 elements. Each element is an assemblage of two postcards portraying different obelisks from all over the world. The subject is always the same, while the landscape around it changes.

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 Piazza della Concordia 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 consiste in una serie di 30 elementi, ognuno dei quali è costituito da due cartoline postali tagliate in due parti e riassemblate, raffiguranti obelischi situati in luoghi diversi nel mondo, dove la figura dell’obelisco rimane costante mentre il paesaggio cambia.

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

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

Releted projects:

→ Air from Another Planet
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→ Riserva Aurea
→ Kagura