božica dea matasić
Panacea

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Nice, France 2011/12

Panacea is a series of kinetic objects whose name as well as form suggest its shape of a capsule. The name comes from ancient Greek mythology and is used as a metaphor for the cure of all diseases*.

The all-present trend of general solutions for every „itch" is transformed into the opportunity of a funny game. Kinetic element depends on interaction with the viewer whose intervention/pushing, causes the objects to spin, circle, swing... and return to their position because of their low center of gravity. The interaction with these objects acts as the fun therapeutic game while at the same time it questions and ironizes our need for instant solutions to every problem.

1 – 12 pcs, led weight, polyester resin, glass fibers, gelcoat, metallic varnish

180 x Ø 75 cm / pcs, 120 kg / pcs

solo exhibited

2012 Panacea, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Nice, France
2012 Panacea, Kortil Gallery, Rijeka
2010 Panacea, Vladimir Bužančić Gallery, Zagreb

in group exhibitions

2014 Dialogue with Emperor Qin - China-Eu sculptures show, Industriaha Art Space, Sofia, Bugarska / National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucuresti, Romania / Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, Portugal, Dialogue with Emperor Qin - China-Eu sculptures show, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Museo Illuminato, Corrispondenze d'arte 2, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Italy
2012 Palinsesti, San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy
11th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptotheque HAZU (Sculpture museum of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), Zagreb
2011 T-ht, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

awarded

2012 11th Triennial of Croatian Sculpture; Award of the Mediterranean sculpture symposium Dubrova, Labin, Gliptotheque HAZU, Zagreb
2011 Award of the public, T-ht, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb