Cold Irony

Cold Irony  - stainless steel, print. Size: 11 x 17 x 10 cm, 2010, Edition of 2+1AP, Anton Terziev
Photo: © the artist. Courtesy of the artist
Production credit: Lyubomir Dimitrov

Cold Irony stands in the obvious wordplay between hot/cold, iron/irony. It speaks of how seeming contradictions can be two sides of the same coin, and how complexity can not be simplified. The iron as a household tool is used to “iron out” creases in clothes just like how labels “iron out” our mind. In this manner the iron is transformed into a tool for marking ambiguity, which serves the human need to label.
With Cold Irony I express my ironic attitude towards categorization, as a method that hinders human imagination.

Inspired by Man Ray's readymade sculpture The Gift (1921)
Shown at group exhibition of Section: "13" at Gallery Industrialna 11, Sofia, 15.04. 2010
 


 

Installation view: BAZA Award Exhibition, Sofia City Art Gallery, curated by Daniela Radeva 2010 Photo: © the artist.

Last shown at Тhe Pric/ze is Right - NEXT Balkan: Bulgarian Contemporary Art in Belgrade 2021, curated by Martina Stefanova and Voin Voinov

 

Photo credit: Kalina Terzieva Photo: © the artist