2015… MY AWARENESS DAYS

Complete cycle of works MY AWARENESS DAYS as well as short stories by the same title, can be found at this blog: https://majaerdeljanin.wordpress.com/ 

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Technique: mixed media on paper or canvas /
Size: 24 x 30 cm /
Year: 2000… /

Exhibitions: 2015. Apatin, Gallery Meander / 2017. Novi Bečej, Dom kulture; Hollabrunn (Austria), Gallery GrenzArt / 2019. Ulm (Germany), Artist in Residence, open studio

 

The long list of International Awareness Days made me realized that irrelevant days do not actually exist. Every day is important to someone, if not to us selves, so condemning some days of being ordinary, boring and irrelevant, are caused only by personal perception and expectations. International Awareness Days are recording days of firefighters, nurses, turtles, poetry, people who feel happy or sick of tuberculosis… I took this list as a starting point for creating a collection of short stories and a cycle of over 300 paintings, under the common name “My Awareness Days“, because every day carries a little story, which deserves to be noticed.
So, since 2006, I am recycling from time to time, my old works. I cut them to the same dimension of 24 x 30 cm, make collage with material that I find at the end of each day in my pockets, in a purse, on a table (newspaper articles, paid invoices, flyers), and then I add a story to it, slowly making pages of one big personal calendar in the glory of ordinary days.

(M. E.)

Međunarodni dani svesnosti (Internatonal Awareness Days) obeležavaju datume koji su važni određenim grupacijama lјudi, a koji pokušavaju i druge lјude da osveste o postojanju određenog problema, pojedinih bolesti, ugroženih vrsta, nedovolјno cenjenih profesija, problematičnih pojava u društvu… Shvativši da su vremenom takvi dani ispunili čitav kalendar, ja sam ih uzela kao polazište za stvaranje ciklusa slika pod nazivom DANI SVESNOSTI, kojim nastojim da postanem svesna sopstvenog postojanja tokom svih onih dana kojih se ni po čemu neću sećati, misleći da su važni dani samo onih nekoliko datuma obeleženih u kalendaru.
Svaka slika ciklusa DANI SVESNOSTI predstavlјa određeni dan koji je važan nekome drugom: vatrogascima, medicinskim sestrama, kornjačama, srećnima, bolesnima od tuberkuloze, poetama… Radovi na platnu ili papiru, nastajali su u protekloj deceniji (2006-2017) od recikliranih radova sa mojih izložbi drugačijih koncepcija; doslikavani su prema tematici koju bi nosio određeni dan i kolažirani kopijama stranica knjiga, novinskim člancima, plaćenim računima, ulaznicama za muzeje i bioskope, flajerima, kao simbolima informacija koje je društvo samo privremeno unelo u moj sistem tokom tog dana.

(M. E.)