July 24th, 2009

Kai is a wall installation by the Polish artist Jerzy Goliszewski.

Kai was intended as a hermeneutic answer to H.Ch. Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”.
The form of the installation has been inspired by structures – such as the crumbling sheet of ice, the cracked ground or the rough surface of a congealed lava river – created by the destructive natural forces. But also the common sight of a cracked layer of paint or peeling plaster shows the passage of time which transforms the original shapes, giving them a completely new look.
The work refers to the mirror which, as the fairy tale tells, broke into pieces distortioning the world and making it hideous and absurd.

Kai by Jerzy Goliszewski

Kai by Jerzy Goliszewski

Kai by Jerzy Goliszewski

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