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Artist Hektor Memet’s range of daily objects re-appropriated into Dadaist art pieces is both intriguing and thought-provoking.

Inverted bicycles, chairs balanced on legs shooting out at bizarre angles and a glass in which wine is perfectly sealed away by an invisible lid- a close inspection of Hektor Mamet’s work will always reveal an artist concerned with his fascination for our responses to the useless. How we value these once perfectly functional objects now rendered into contorted optical illusions says a lot about who we are. Whether we respond with humour or frustration, Mamet’s assisted ready-made’s refute our notions of value at their most basic levels, and at the same time insist upon a reappraisal in completely different terms- those of our passions, emotions and perceptions. They touch us, in ways which are familiar to the thinking of the artist, but which seldom enter the perceptual realm of  the vast majority of the viewers who will encounter Mamet’s work, since our day to day lives are ordered and dictated on strictly ordered hierarchies of value and interest which here loose all point of reference. The result, as often as not, is laughter.


Written by bjornyeo

September 23, 2010 at 10:45 am

Posted in art

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