Marko Tirnanić

Marko Tirnanić

Marko Tirnanić creates a conceptual work in Thailand, a spatial installation of large proportions. The artist installs a large metal net into the gallery space. For an interested viewer, an entrance is left, but under the condition of seeing his own mirrored image. Because, the artist puts a mirror there, determining/restricting the options for the viewer. He leaves us no choice. This barrier asks the viewer to look at himself. The idea is to look at yourself in the moment of consenting for the compromise. After desire and search for any other entrance, compliance to the only corridor available is rewarded with a warning, a look at oneself. Social connotations become comprehensible as signs: a net, a prescribed passage, a mirror. Our conditionality and readiness for compromise are discussed, because Big Brother is always there. Alter-postmodernism is warning and re-shaping the world according to the idea of the artist who dares to think. Materials, means, forms are up to the creator who is no longer a God but one of us. The outside God is dead.  Simplification and criticism have become the only way of perception for the artist. He realizes the fact of conditionality: borders, nations, smoking bans, drinking bans, sexual orientation discrimination, and conformist isolation of all who are different. Opportunity blocking with minimum finances, dog urination ban in public spaces, genetically his protest against the modern civilisation and its inflictions echoes in the white cube space, a space dedicated to the enjoyment of artworks. The white cube is divided! Marko Timanić says: “mirrors are a sort of surveillance, but it is questionable who the surveyor is: someone on the side or is it us, censoring ourselves…”