Artista
Galerija Fotografija

Luzia Simons, LUZIA SIMONS Stockage 178, 2019

Lightjet Diasec / Lightjet Diasec
Dimensioni / Size: 70 x 50 cm
Edizione / Edition: 14/15 + 1AP
Courtesy: Galerija Fotografija

In the "Stockage" series, Simons uses tulips to question social identity and create a metaphor for globalization. Completely different perspectives and meanings of the same political, geographical, or artistic theme interweave. The wild tulip originally came from the steppes of Kazakhstan, Turkey has managed to cultivate them, and the Dutch succeeded very well in commercializing them. The series entitled "Stockage" refers to that: trade, warehouses, stock market shares. The speculation with tulips is also a good example of the first stock market crash in economic history – in 1637 in the Netherlands.In an enforced global conformity and commercialization of all spheres of life with the corresponding loss of culture, the motif of the "multicultural" tulips can stand in a special way for an artistic interest in localization and identity.

In the "Stockage" series, Simons uses tulips to question social identity and create a metaphor for globalization. Completely different perspectives and meanings of the same political, geographical, or artistic theme interweave. The wild tulip originally came from the steppes of Kazakhstan, Turkey has managed to cultivate them, and the Dutch succeeded very well in commercializing them. The series entitled "Stockage" refers to that: trade, warehouses, stock market shares. The speculation with tulips is also a good example of the first stock market crash in economic history – in 1637 in the Netherlands.In an enforced global conformity and commercialization of all spheres of life with the corresponding loss of culture, the motif of the "multicultural" tulips can stand in a special way for an artistic interest in localization and identity.


Luzia Simons

Brasil / Germany / Brasil / Germany
https://galerijafotografija.si/artists/73-luzia-simons/

Luzia Simons (born in Quixada, Ceara, Brazil) is a graduate in History and Fine Arts at the Sorbonne University in Paris. She continued her studies in Stuttgart and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. With regular exhibitions in Europe and Brazil, Luzia’s works make it possible to experience divergence. She developed her own shooting technique, the scanogram – a way of looking at things without a central angle or focus where all details become heightened. Her artistic focus is primarily on the diversity and plurality of perceptions in relation to their different cultural heritage. Her flowers appear in her works as signifiers of historic, cultural, or colonial meanings and are used to discuss the question of social identity and globalization. Her works appear in public and private collections around the globe, among them Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin; Fonds National d Art Contemporain, Paris-Ile de France, France; Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba; Pirelli/ Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brasil; Dansk Bibliotekscenter, Denmark, and many others.



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