BY: DANIKA MOIR
Images by Magdalena Jetelová
Installed in several locations between 1992 and 1994, Magdalena Jetelová’s installations of the “Domestication of Pyramids” were used as a visual metaphor of the Western ideology. This ideology involved taking bits of history and placing them in museums for public viewing, which is what “domestication” refers to in the title.
The installations deal with the idea of oppositional harmony amidst the forms, shapes and cultures in the spaces where the instillations are placed. The placement of the “Domestication of Pyramids” make it look as if the pyramids of Egypt have been dropped inside a museum in a haphazard way, ripping through the walls. The small portion of the pyramid is visible, making the viewer imagine that the pyramid extends beyond the walls of the exhibit. Jetelová’s installation was installed in Vienna, Warsaw and Berlin.
Jetelová’s installation in Vienna’s Museum of Applied Arts.
Installation in Warsaw’s National Museum of Contemporary Art
Installed in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau
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