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Krystyna Ziach
The Fountain of Time, 1996, installation, curated by Flor Bex, MuHKA, Antwerp, BE
Photograph 240 x 120 cm, sheet of corroded iron 240 x 100 cm, mounted on MDF-plates, sea salt
Exhibition Art Across the Oceans, Copenhagen Cultural Capital of Europe 1996
Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art MuKHA, Antwerp, BE

/.../ The Amsterdam container has a ritual character. Three materials: water, iron and salt are used symbolically to depict the principles of time. The water, which runs down over the photographic self-portrait of the artist, symbolises life-giving water, birth and man’s unconscious. The rusty iron depicts transitoriness, and the salt stands for cleansing and immortality./.../
*read more: The Fountain of Time / Krystyna Ziach, text, by M. W. Hansen, art critic based in Copenhagen, DN, 1996