How do museums transmit art


Ugo Dossi, whose installations were shown twice at the Documenta, twice at the Venice Biennale and in numerous international museums, demonstrates with this project his fascination for ancient Egyptian art, for its universal horizon and its depth of content. Elements from ancient Egyptian art flowed into his work, which revolves around world models in which art and science meet, and around the sensual and supersensible. A face of Nefertiti has played a central role in his group of works NEFER since 1990 as an image metaphor for perfection. Using this image metaphor, Dossi uses strictly reduced graphic elements as a second level of meaning and thus creates monumental picture puzzles. For the exhibition in Munich, Ugo Dossi is concentrating on the phenomenon of hieroglyphic symbols, in which he recognizes pictographic knowledge stores that point into the depths of the pharaonic world of thought. In doing so, he brings ancient Egyptian image allegories into contemporary art and, conversely, places current world images in ancient Egyptian image worlds. Typical of Dossi's art, all of his objects oscillate in a field of tension between the material and the immaterial. The use of holographic materials reinforces this impression. His vascular sculptures of Nefertiti, Akhenaten, Horus and Sachmet made of granite and marble embody earthly matter, their shaping makes the profile of the respective template visible at the same time immaterially. The depicted itself, for which Dossi's designs materially provide the shadow form, is bodiless present - light - and thus immortal