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Olaf Metzel
Turkish Delight, 2006


Born in 1952 in Berlin, Germany, lives and works in Munich

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Turkish Delight, 2006

In its calm considered manner, the statement on the figure is very precise. It addresses the topic of integration аnd identity in equal measure. It unsettles and that is sufficient. In all my works I seek to explore the possibilities of sculpture. I have represented the woman smaller than life size, rather than vesting her with gigantic dimensions. By casting her gaze into the distance I endeavoured to forge an open situation. My work should always be viewed in relation to the history of art. Here, of course, I was alluding to Delacroix´ harem paintings or Ingres’ ”The Turkish Bath“.

Olaf Metzel

From ”Wir haben eine Schere im Kopf“, Interview by Christiane Hoffmans with Olaf Metzel, Welt am Sonntag, March 26th, 2006

Rođen 1952. godine u Berlinu. Živi i radi u Minhenu.

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Turkish Delight, 2006.

Poruka ove figure veoma je precizna, na svoj umirujući način. Ona podjednako progovara o temi integracije i identiteta. Iritira, i to je sasvim dovoljno. U svim mojim radovima stalo mi je do toga da iskoristim mogućnosti koje mi pruža vajarstvo. Zato je i ova ženska figura manja od prirodne veličine, a nije, recimo, nekakav džin koji likuje. A i pogled joj je uperen u daljinu. Time sam želeo da stvorim otvorenu situaciju. Rad se uvek mora sagledati i u kontekstu istorije umetnosti. Naravno da sam mislio na Delakroaove slike iz harema ili na Engrovo "Tursko kupatilo" (Le bain turc).

Iz: "U glavi su nam makaze" (Wir haben eine Schere im Kopf), Intervju Kristijane Hofmans sa Olafom Mecelom, Welt am Sonntag, 23.06.2006.