The Project

Art. No Borders. Plovdiv 1-30.09.2019

Continual Growth of Consumerism [The Buckets] Metal buckets, oiled concrete, 2017/2019. Delphine Reist

The site-specific installation has several subtexts of equal importance, largely influenced by the exhibition’s content as well as its spatial context. It is left to the visitor’s imagination and free will to further interpret and deepen the topics introduced by the artist. And these are:

- The relationship between art and architecture, not only conceptually, but also in terms of the usage of materials and know-how.
- The construction industry as the largest waste production sector in the world by far.
- As a matter of fact, temporary exhibitions, and especially scenography, also generate significant waste, and the issue of recycling is still underestimated.

Furthermore, the artwork evokes thoughts on the hierarchical and power relations in the world of the construction site, particularly through the outsourcing of unqualified and undocumented migrants. Also related to it is the issue of the progressive blurring of boundaries between work and leisure time by the recurrence of task-oriented working contracts and the massive use of connected devices such as computers and mobile phones in order to secure the employee’s permanent availability.

Delphine Reist

born 1971, lives and works in Geneva / sculpture, miltimedia inatallations.

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The annual Week of Contemporary Art in Plovdiv, organized by Art Today Association, is one of the most significant events in the artistic life in Bulgaria.