Theme | Galila's P.O.C
The artist's chair is an important theme in Galila’s collection. The chair is a neutral object conveying essential reliability, perfectly absent to the gaze: its aesthetic singularity often disappears for the better of its function, satisfying a basic and repetitive necessity assigned to it.
The array of creative hijacking on such breeding grounds between utility and imagination gives way to extravagant playfulness. This is undoubtedly a reason why artists from around the world seize the opportunity to do so and for Galila to claim its special place within her collection – the spirit of which enters perfectly in harmony. By disengaging the chair from its utility function and relieving it from the burden of common significance, artists can dedicate new purposes to this everyday object allowing it to escape standard landmarks and somehow resetting its use.
A Collection of Collections
“The singularity of my collection is that it is a 'collection of collections', with many different themes and concepts among which eyes, chairs, books, money, eggs, recycling, ready-made etc.”, as Galila describes this unique feature of her collection. While the themes might appear as a conscious choice, they rather developed organically and unconsciously as the collection grew: “two is a pair, three a group and four a collection.”
These themes and their artworks can be interpreted as a 'Transposition plastique' of Galila herself. They contain her thoughts, concerns and hopes for the future. They offer us an exclusive insight into her inner cosmos. The pieces she chooses help to explain different aspects of herself in a non-verbal way. Each work is the piece of a puzzle that may ultimately reveal the secret to Galila's existencial quest: "Tell me who I am?”
Here follows a little glimpse into Galila’s personal universe.
Book as an art object: an aesthetic reading of the self
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