Threshold of interpretations
Gallery KUNST 7, Switzerland
24 September - 23 October 2021
Threshold of interpretation
The threshold of interpretation is the line between the abstract and the concrete. It’s a field in which the undefined passes into the representative. It's the mind's comment on everything that exists and it is everyone's view on everyday life.
Up to the threshold of interpretation we therefore observe a thing or phenomenon "as it is" (a field where the mind is closest to objective truth without its own interference), and after crossing the threshold we see a thing or phenomenon "as it should be" because we translate it into known, in old. The foundation of our struggle for reality is the consolidation of “truth” within the threshold of interpretation.
Why do I know that this is a chair?
The installation represent a part of the thought process at the point where perception translates into description. On the threshold of interpretation. The threshold of interpretation is therefore the boundary between the abstract and the concrete. It is the moment between the observed and the reaction of the mind to it. First we see the chair as it is, because at the moment we don't even know that what we are looking at is a chair. In the next moment we get enough information to register that it is a chair (tickets on the chair represent descriptions, information - labels).
At this point, the interpretation runs. The mind gives the seen all the possible labels at its disposal at that moment. We no longer see the chair as it is but as we believe it is. We no longer look at the chair, we look at the labels.
Vasja Grabner is a painter, draughtsman and designer born in 1976 in Slovenia. He is a person with an extensive range of interests, whose art transcends the narrow confines of national boundaries and in which universal values lend themselves to interpretation. His art works are questions that cannot be solved by science, religion or ideology, but can be answered at the level of an individual. As a defender of humanity, Grabner took part in creating a successful international project ART FOR JUSTICE, which points out human rights and minority problems. His recent interests revolve around thought processes, social structures and cultural barriers. He lives and works in Slovenia.
*part of the art critic by
Mag. Phil. Martin Mössler,
MSc President’s Assistant,
University of Applied Arts Vienna (AUT)
2004 Culture Centre Kranj, Kranj (Slovenia)
2009 Gorenje d.d., Velenje (Slovenia)
2010 Lund University - Sociology of Law and ART FOR JUSTICE, Lund (Sweden)
2010 BASE LEVEL Gallery, Vienna (Austria)
2011 Parobrod Gallery, Belgrade (Serbia)
2013 Kunst und Handel, Graz (Austria)
2015 Castle Novo Celje, Žalec (Slovenia)
2015 Gallery Gorenje - Castle Velenje, Velenje (Slovenia)
2015 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
2016 Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)
2016 Gorenje d.d. gallery, Velenje (Slovenia)
2016 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
2016 Castle Tabor, Neuhaus (Austria)
2016-2017 Gallery GALERIE, Vienna (Austria)
2017 The Savin house, Žalec (Slovenia)
2019 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
2021 Palacio Bantierra de Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain)
2021 European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona (spain)
2021 2019 Kunst7, Zürich (Switzerland)
PRIZES & NOMINATIONS
VAO Art prize - Chester (UK) 2019 - Finalist
The Gateway International painting competition - Sedona, Arizona (USA), 2020 - Finalist
Twenty Twenty, International art competition - Portland, Oregon (USA), 2020 - Finalist
Portrait 2020, international art prize - Scottsdale, Arizona, (USA), 2020 - Best in show
MODPortrait 2020, international art prize - Barcelona (Spain) - Finalist
Gorenje Art Collection, Gorenje d.d., Slovenia