Assisted ready-made: a bottle containing dust of four bottles of red wine reduced to dust. The reproduction of the famous "Paris Air" by Marcel Duchamp is a little hommage to this artist and an ironic reference to the fierce France.
This work is of course another little Vanitas: ashes to ashes, dust to dust, however prestigious the wine...
of this exquisite wine.
More information about the artist and her work: www.zajac.ch
Magdalena Zajac was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1961 in an artist family.She emigrated to Switzerland in 1980, where she studied at the High School of Visual Arts in Geneva from 1981 to 1984. She won the first prize for her graduation work at this school. After a pause due to personal and artistic upheavals, she resumed artistic activity in 1998. She is now living and working in Bern, Switzerland.Personal websiteContactExhibitions:Cultural Bureau of Berne, January 29th - February16th 2008 Exhibited workIDHEAP, November 18th - December 22d 2004Windsor Community Arts Centre, March 2d - 21st 1986 Exhibited workExhibition of the High School of Visual Arts in Geneva, October 20th - November 20th 1983 Exhibited workGraviter, May 5th - June 4th 1983 in Geneva with the Center of Contemporary Graphic Art Exhibited work