Things Fall Apart

By December 3, 2016 No Comments

Ivan Stojakovic’s paintings and digital prints visually disrupt the ideological positivism of science. Images appropriated from biotechnology, bioinformatics and nanotechnology, are emptied of scientific meaning and deployed  as  compositional  elements.  Intuitively  dispersed  across  largely ambiguous visual fields, these signs no longer read  as emblems of rationality and order. The densely layered  compositions capture the inaccessibility of contemporary  scientific knowledge for most of the population. For the Global Nature series (2006), composed entirely of images  appropriated from the Internet, logos and flags are added  to the fray; visualizing the diffuse, rhizomatic structure of  the Web, implicating science and technology in the problematic processes of nationalism and globalization.

Excerpt from a text by Murtaza Vali, a guest writer for the  ‘Things Fall Apart’ exhibition brochure, Rush Arts Gallery, NY, 2007

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