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Ina Mindiuz, a curator and artist of Ukrainian and Estonian descent, born in Kaunas and currently living in Murcia, Spain, presents the exhibition "Regardless of Time // TIMELESS". The author develops a concept where the tapestry works in relation to the environment, seeks exchange by transforming classical ideas - from the past to the present and takes into account the aesthetics of textiles. In the works, one can see the study of the silhouette of the drawing, the ornament, based on the fragility of human existence.

Creating images that are inseparable from reality has been a challenge for artists of all time. The ability to deceive the viewer with the laws of optics and perspective, conveying what is actually painted, is a considerable game, the first examples of which were known from reading texts in Greek literature.

In her work, the artist seeks to combine art and new technologies. Why? Perhaps the concept of 'techne' itself needs to be rethought first: the term 'art' comes from the Latin word 'ars' and is also translated from the Greek as 'téchne'. This means that his empirical skills are both mental and manual. Today, the word "téchne" can be translated as "mastery." In fact, our term 'technique' is more in line with the idea of ​​art in the past than our term 'art', which is now used as an abbreviation for 'fine arts'. For Aristotle, "téchne" meant a fusion of thought and production, discourse, and action, an idea of ​​"imitating nature." In the digital age, reproductions condemn the reality to the secondary existence of processed images: we return to the renewed, modern term Trompe l’oeil.

From here it is possible to continue and develop the line "Art - Textiles - Tapestry".

The tapestry (from the French tapis) is a weaving work, traditionally handmade, in which figures similar to the picture were reproduced with colored threads. The historical origin of decorative tapestries, considered as a whole, responds to the ancient need to decorate walls with decorated fabric, as well as wall paintings. They were used to protect the walls in cold weather and therefore gave the rooms a feeling of warmth. Fabrics have always had the inherent property of defining space, absorbing sound, and creating decorative elements; nowadays the poetics of art is combined with the radical aesthetics of modern architecture. A new variety of interior fabrics are high-tech creations that go beyond mere decorativeness. Digital technology provides tissues with the ability to transmit information that creates entirely new visual and structural effects.

The exhibition is funded in collaboration with the ICA, the Institute of Cultural Industries and the Murcia Regional Institute of the Arts.

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