|A High Level Show with a Catalogue|
|2002-12-19 - 2003-01-17|
CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery presented a new work by Nedko Solakov.
Playing with the viewer’s expectations is a particular goal in Solakov’s work. At first glance, when the visitors to the first exhibition of Nedko Solakov in Japan enter the CCA Project Gallery, there is nothing to be seen. Just an empty, beautifully lit white space. However, it seems that up on the top of the 4.5 meters high walls, where they meet the complicated ceiling structure of squarish concrete modules, lamps and ventilation tubes, there is something going on. Tiny little drawings and everyday life objects are involved in unusual relationships. As always in Solakov’s narrations there are handwritten on the walls texts articulating these fables. But in comparison with all of his previous, discreet and hidden, but still accessible for the kneeing and bending viewer, now all these texts are definitely unreadable from the floor level.
And here comes at hand the catalogue of the show, which thoroughly and conveniently represents all the stories as seen from the above, with close-ups of the little scenarios and the perfectly readable texts, and as a background – the visitors down there while helplessly looking up.
Nedko Solakov stayed at CCA Kitakyushu as Professor of Research Program from November 21 to December 20, 2002.
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