Maja Bajevic, Layers, embroidered photograph on cotton, 100 cm x 70cm
Exhibition view: Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich
Original photos: Christian Ditsch, R. Maro
Layers represent a series of photographs glued onto cotton and then embroidered with delicates flowers or birds. The rights to use the photographs were acquired by the artist from “Version” – a press agency in Berlin, and the title of each work takes over the original title of the agency. Decontextualised they become quasi-insignificant and express more a state of danger or fear of a violent reaction than a real event. On each print the artist has added embroideries that are in contrast to the latent violence of the images, like the small bourgeoisie practice of closing eyes in front of events that might be disturbing.