CREDO BOX: Kill and Go  Project by Adelina Popnedeleva |  July 22 – September 14, 2021

CREDO BOX: Kill and Go Project by Adelina Popnedeleva | July 22 – September 14, 2021

CREDO BOX: Kill and Go Project by Adelina Popnedeleva | July 22 – September 14, 2021

CREDO BOX presents:

 

 

 

Design has become a “magic” word that has long since shifted the meaning associated with its origin and initial development. From the process of designing and replicating (thanks to the possibilities given by technology) functional objects to the sign of the times and even the “temple of the soul”.
The social, even socialist idea that, thanks to technical progress, everyone will have access to beautiful and functional objects in everyday life has become a sign of the surface and the superficial in the literal sense. Identifying with a prestigious brand (which is by no means available to everyone) in a literal and figurative sense, with the latest fashion turns out to be the most important thing in the modern world, with all other meanings being ignored. We see how design, like other postmodern phenomena, denies itself.
In Kill and Go, 75/75 cm, painting and embroidery, 2021, Adelina Popnedeleva combines, on the one hand, various techniques that can be defined as fine/applied (an ornament that is painted, but also made with illusory real materials). There is also an amalgamation on the basis of men’s/women’s media (painting has for centuries been a territory reserved for male artists, while embroidery is considered a female occupation). The ornament is “leopard spots”, which should confirm the thesis that man, as the highest creature, controls nature. And this is reflected on the body. A mark on the body has from ancient times indicated belonging to a particular group, as well as status, position in a structure.
On the other hand, the “leopard spots” ornament has an important place in Buddhism. The Buddhist treasure is threefold: the Buddha himself, his Dharma teachings, and those who follow his teachings. These three treasures have become an important motif. They are depicted as three circles and three wavy lines and are known as the lips/eyes of the Buddha (cintamani). In textiles and embroidery, they are mainly associated with the imperial court. They are called exactly “leopard spots” and “tiger stripes” and signify strength. The whole 140/290 cm wall will be with photo wallpaper or self-adhesive foil with this motif.
On the other hand, in his famous article “Ornament and Crime”, Adolf Loos (architect and theorist of modern architecture) states, “The modern man who tattoos himself is a criminal or a degenerate. There are prisons in which eighty per cent of the prisoners are tattooed. Tattooed men who are not behind bars are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies in freedom, then he does so a few years before he would have committed murder.”
Adelina Popnedeleva’s work raises the question of whether the mark really loses its meaning and becomes an innocent decoration or continues to have a provocative and behaviour stimulating force?

 

 


Adelina Popnedeleva (b. 1957) lives and works in Sofia, where she is an artist, director and curator and has a PhD in Fine arts and Art Theory at the National Academy of Art. She is a professor at the National Academy of Art, Sofia.
With the work “Kill and Go” by Adelina Popnedeleva, Credo Bonum Gallery starts presenting the projects selected through an open invitation for the small space of Credo BOX.

 

Credo BOX is an exhibition space, part of the Credo Bonum Gallery, but with its own program. Located at the entrance of the mother gallery, the small BOX is a small bright niche in which chamber projects of artists will be displayed. It is a place for a work of art, for an artistic motto, for a drawing, a photograph, an audio or video work, but also for a small, focused artistic gesture, for words and messages.