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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

Brazilian living in Germany / Brazilian living in Germany
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