Marija Kauzlarić

Marija Kauzlarić

Marija Kauzlarić gets a large number of water buckets in Chiang Mai, used vessels for cement mixing. She displays them in the gallery space, giving a new dimention to their existence. She provides them with the option to be the other side of the mirror, to carry views or reflections of reality. She offers us the opportunity to behave like the mythical Narcissus and admire our reflection. The strategy of this piece is based on free approach to the subject and means of expression. The artist sets her own limits. Discussing the issues of collections, series, sequences of objects also questions galleries and museums, spaces where we are used to art works. The viewer’s choice can vary between walking through a constellation of objects on the floor, or the whole collection. Marija Kauzlarić puts her 147 buckets into a space that looks like a columned temple. Here, the bucket becomes a vessel. This transformation was accomplished with a simple act of creating a sequence of similar objects. We can, again, go back to Groys: “Innovation does not operate with objects or means outside of culture, but with cultural hierarchies and values. Innovation is not putting something as yet hidden into the light, but re-thinking something we already know.”