Kamen Stoyanov

We own this shit

neon in box, photography, each 80x120 cm, 2014

 

“We own this shit” is based on a discarded piece of paper with the same handwritten text. The artist found the piece of paper in a lookout cabin of a parking lot in Beverly Hills. Kamen Stoyanov first re-created the text as a neon sign, then used it in an action in front of an new shoping mall building that was on sale before it opened. In this piece the artist carries around the sentence in the form of the neon sign, as a messenger and refers to problems like failed investments and speculation.

On the other hand the piece deals with art immanent questions like its own dilemma of belonging and also this of the artist. For whom is he producing?

The meaning of the art is connected inevitable to the question to whom it belongs.

 

 

shown at:

Vienna Contemporary, solo booth Inda Gallery, 2014