This artistic project is about a global manifestation of geometric art that is aware of its time. The name COVIMETRY comes from the combination of two words: COVID (Corona Virus Disease) and GEOMETRY (any trend of geometric art)
BWA GALLERY, OSTROWIEC SWIETOKRZYSKI, POLAND
DECEMBER 4-31, 2020
The international COVIMETRY exhibition is the
first global manifestation of various trends in geometric art, conscious of its time.
The name COVIMETRY comes from the combination of two words: COVID (Corona Virus Desease) and GEOMETRY (any trend in geometric art: constructivist, hard edge,
minimal art, op-art, concrete art, non-objective art, discursive geometry, post-conceptual geometry and others).
About 232 artists from 36 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia take part in the exhibition. The starting theme
for all the work was an anti-virus mask template. The works have been made in various techniques and technologies, such as: drawing, painting, graphics, collage, object, photography, mix media, computer animation, video.
Participation in the COVIMETRY project gave the artists the opportunity to use any artistic strategies proposed by the curator. These are:
1. Mask as passe-partout, where the previously prepared
image is placed on the mask as the background.
2. Mask as a canvas. The painting has been specially prepared for the shape of the mask, in line with the historical tradition of the frame law and the contemporary shaped canvas art.
3. Mask as a fragment. Part of the image has been cropped by the shape of the mask.
4. Mask as inspiration. Works based on tautology or study of the shape and structure of the mask.
5. Mask as an
excuse. Interdiscursive, multimedia, intermedia and transmedia art open to various experiments.
6. Mask as animation, video, monitor, screen.
7. Outside the mask. Other realizations with the possibility of using
the shape of the mask. All media, techniques and technologies.
In the history of civilization, the use of masks begins at least 7,000 BC, in Neolithic rituals, although the so-called The Mask of La Roche-Cotard can shift these practices as
far as 33,000 BC. Over the centuries, the mask, as an object worn on the face, had many meanings and underwent many metamorphoses.
Nowadays, the transformation of the mask
as an idea and artifact is influenced by current cultural practices and various forms of social communication. As a result, the mask becomes included in discourses in which it has never appeared before. One of them is the discourse of the mask as a carrier
of a work of art, which was initiated in the COVIMETRY project. Based on the Spanish expression "más que la cara" (more than a face), the masks presented at the COVIMETRY exhibition are a presentation of various artistic attitudes and their deep meanings.
The COVIMETRY project is open in time. After the exhibition at BWA in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, further editions of this exhibition are planned in renowned national and foreign galleries, museums and art centers.
Mark Starel Project curator
List of participants by country:Argentina
Verónica DI TORO, Ernesto DORATO, Alejandro GIGLI, Pablo PEREZ TORRES, Luis Alberto PLAQUIN, Judith CISNEROS
Susan ANDREWS, Louise BLYTON,
Elisabeth BODEY, Sandra CURRY, Peter DE LORENZO, Judith DUQUEMIN, Brent HALLARD, Jan HANDEL, Kyle JENKINS, Kate MACKAY, Paul MONCRIEFF, Lisa PANG
Bosnia and Hercegovina
Rachelmauricio CASTRO, Fernando DURÃO
EU / Austria
Ilse ABERER, Waltraut COOPER, Karin HANNAK, Barbara HÖLLER, Zuzana KRIZALKOVICOVA, Josef
LINSCHINGER, Gabi MITTERER
EU / Belgium
Karin BEYENS, Claudine BOUCQ, Michel CALEMBERT, Monique REIFENBERG, Ron VAN DE VYVER
EU / Bulgaria
EU / Czech Republic
Eva FRANC, Michal PŠENIČKA, Oto
EU / Denmark
Renate BORGEN, Peter HOLM, JChristian JENSEN, Lene JUHLER, Karin LIND, Pia LØYE, Gitte MØRK, Ulla PEDERSEN
EU / France
Gérard BAKNER, Jean Paul BARET, Kirell BENZI, Christine BOIRY, Janusz BRUDNIEWICZ, Claire DE CHAVAGNAC-BRUGNON, Gilles DROUIN, Guillaume GUINTRAND,
Octavio HERRERA, Valérie LALLICAN, Danielle LESCOT, Jean-Luc MANGUIN, Marilyn Chapin MASSEY, Laura NILLNI, Roland ORÉPÜK, Jordan RAVY, Bogumiła STROJNA, TILMAN, Marc VEYRAT, Cora VON ZEZSCHWITZ
EU / Germany
Anne BERLIT, Klaudia Maria BIRKEFELD, Gerhard BIRKHOFER, Ines BITSCH, Arvid BOECKER, Dominique CHAPUIS, CHOSSY, Christoph DAHLHAUSEN, Maks DANNECKER, Nikola DIMITROV, EMINUSK, Katharina FISCHBORN,
Kerstin GNAUCK, Sam GRIGORIAN, Ingrid HORNEF, Gerhard HOTTER, Inge JAKOBSEN, Halina JAWORSKI, Elfie KNOCHE-WENDEL, Christine LÖW, Doris MARTEN, OSTER+KOEZLE, Michael PERLBACH, Edeltraut RATH, Cornelia ROHDE /Jürgen FORSTER, Reinhard ROY, Lutz SCHOENHERR,
Anja SCHWÖRER, Julia SILBERMANN, Norbert THOMAS, Hans-Günter WENDEL, Jürgen WOLFF
EU / Greece
Ioannis LASSITHIOTAKIS, Kleopatra MOURSELA,
Rania SCHORETSANITI, Pinelopi SIROGIANNI
EU / Hungary
Zsuzsa DARDAI, Arpad FORGO, Zsolt GYENES, István HAÁSZ, Antal KELLE, József MARYJOZ
SZATHMÁRY, Dora MAURER, Bernadette NAGY, János Szász SAXON, Zoltán SZLABEY, Andras WOLSKY
EU / Italy
Lorenzo CONTI, Lorenzo
BOCCA, Fabio Massimo CARUSO, Gabriel DE GAUDI, Xenia MIRANDA, Luisa RUSSO, Alberto SAKA, Salvatore STARACE, Giancarlo ZERBONI
EU / Nederlands
BESSELINK, Burnie 1100, Ria GROENHOF, Jeltje van HOUTEN, Anneke KLEIN KRANENBARG, Gerda KRUIMER, Marlies LEBESQUE, Carrie MEIJER, Pim PIËT, George SCHADE, Kees VAN DE WAL, Rene VAN DEN BOS, Gerard VAN DER HORST, Helen VERGOUWEN, Wilma VISSERS
EU / Poland
Jarosław BOREK, Małgorzata GORGOLEWSKA, Magdalena GRYSKA, Katarzyna KOCZYŃSKA-KIELAN, Małgorzata ŁUSZCZAK, Michał MISIAK, Grzegorz MROCZKOWSKI, Aleksander
Józef OLSZEWSKI, Michał OSTANIEWICZ, Sławomir PLEWKO, Zbigniew ROMAŃCZUK, Magdalena SNARSKA, Mark STAREL, Przemek SULIGA, Anna SZPRYNGER, Grzegorz SZTABIŃSKI, Agnieszka WASIAK, Joa ZAK, Tomasz ZAWADZKI, Olga ZĄBROŃ, Robert ŻBIK
Štefan BALÁZS, Katarina BALUNOVA, Viktor HULÍK, Pavol RUSKO
EU / Slovenia
Beti BRICELJ, Milena GREGORČIČ, Cvetka HOJNIK
EU / Spain
Diego Alexandre ASI, Maria BRAÑA, Maria CUEVAS, D.T.
(NECANE), Cristina GHETTI, Julian GIL, Mayte MOLINA
EU / Sweden
Torsten RIDELL, Lars THOSTRUP
Susanne Kathlen MADER, Kjell VARVIN
David MRUGALA, Jeongeun PARK, Jahyun SEO
Claude AUGSBURGER, Anne BLANCHET, Rita ERNST, Roland JUNG, Yves LAPPERT, Ada WEBER, Marian WEBER
Erdem K. KOROGLU, Seckin PIRIM
Alexander BONDARENKO, Serhiy POPOV
United Arab Emirates
Stu BURKE, Karen FOSS, Clare FRENCH, Peter Hugo McCLURE, MORRISSEY+HANCOCK,
Laurence NOGA, REVAD David RILEY
Judith BRITEZ, Francesca DI SANO, Marcelo LARROSA
Tracey ADAMS, Steven BARIS, Perrin BLACKMAN, Beth CASPAR, Bernadette Jiyong FRANK, Connie GOLDMAN, Howard HERSH, Jeffrey Cortland JONES, Lise KJAER, Barbara Bryn KLARE, Gosia KOSCIELAK, Kristin McIVER, Manfred MOHR,
Tadeusz MYSLOWSKI, Munira NAQUI, Brooke NIXON, Andrzej Jakub OLEJNICZAK, Paul PENA, Beverly RAUTENBERG, Rebecca RUTSTEIN, Suzan SHUTAN, Louise P. SLOANE, Jessica SNOW, T. Michael STEPHENS, Soonae TARK