Simone Montemurno: Transcriptions, After F. Kolar
Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
Ends Jun 15, 2024
Transcriptions, After F. Kolar presents a body of work by Simone Montemurno based on her discovery of nearly 200 watercolor landscapes by an unrecognized artist, F.Kolar at a flea-market in Prague, Czechia. The landscapes were painted between 1923 ­and 1959, a period defined by Hitler’s occupation of the Sudetenland and the show trials of the Communist Putsch. Montemurno makes “cover” paintings of Kolar’s works, pairing the original with her version and adding historical ephemera to create collage-like configurations. Transcriptions, After F. Kolar considers individual lived experience in the landscape of history, and weaves together ideas about time, memory, socio-political and family history, and the value of material culture. Each work is accompanied by an audio track—a combination of narrative and description—enacting an oral history of the time and place conjured.