A textual artwork made out of argon light-tubes at the entrance of the exhibition venue. It said: Let no one ignorant of geometry enters. (Plato, 387 B.C.). It is believed that this inscription had been placed at the entrance of Plato’s Academy. In this case, geometry can be interpreted in two ways: literally – as a branch of mathematics – and in the context of the inscription as such, as a symbol of abstract thinking aiming at complete understanding, i.e. knowledge. The meaning of the text is linked directly with the work of Vjenceslav Richter, but dislocating the inscription into an exhibition venue and thus multiplying its semantic levels.

Work was produced in 2010 for the group show SintArt 01 at the Richter Collection – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. It is owned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.
2010
Untitled

argon light tubes
length 400 cm



provenance:
Sintart 01, Richter Collection – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (November 4 – December 4, 2010)
One on One, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (February 11 – March 9, 2011) / with Igor Eškinja



installation views:
SintArt 01, Richter Collection – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (November 4 – December 4, 2010)
One on One, Museum of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia (February 11 – March 9, 2011) / with Igor Eškinja



photo credits:
Viktor Popović (Richter Collection, Zagreb)
Zoran Alajbeg (Museum of Fine Arts, Split)