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Dan Vezentan

L’Anatomia
DEL CAVALLO 
DAN VEZENTAN

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In the first act, the big beam transforms into the spine of a mammal, a possible outsized horse. Then the fountain appears: the tyres of a tractor, plough and seeders are used post-mortem in a waterfall composing a new hydration system. Replaced by technology in the industrial revolution, quadrupeds are now claiming their land.
Synthetic trough are suspended in chains and harnesses, the former means of domestication and control are used against technology – the machine.
The vertebrae are carefully protected by harnesses and soft blankets so that the system’s vertebral column is comfortable. The horses dissected in ink 1) are going to drink at night, surely the sound of water and the sleigh bells will hypnotically attract them to the source. The central watering station transforms into an oasis for traction animals while the economic engine needs some refreshment.

1) L’Anatomia del Cavallo, Infermita and Svoi Rimedii by Carlo Ruini (Venezia, 1598). The first anatomy textbook dedicated to a species other than man. It represents a reference mark in veterinary / equine publications, it is known due to its sketches which are strongly influenced by the human anatomical works published in the previous decades, especially in De Fabrica Corporis Humani (Basel, 1543), by Andreas Vesalius.

The exhibition is a tribute to the horse, an anatomical study of the economic engine, a place of hydration for traction animals.

Dan Vezentan (n. 1978, Seini), explores the zootechnical and agricultural universe and ecology. His work is inspired by the design of households and animal feeding systems by investigating domestication, food production, the circular economy and the surplus.
He has grown up in the context of an agricultural environment in Maramureș, surrounded by farms, agricultural technical textbooks and animal anatomy books.
He has graduated from the University of Arts in Bucharest, lives and works as an artist and photographer in Bucharest, he has participated in the Mobile Biennale, Art Encounters, and exhibited in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, BOZAR Brussels, Sandwich Bucharest, C5 + 86 Space Beijing, the National Museum of Natural History „Grigore Antipa” Bucharest.

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Proiect realizat cu sprijinul Primăriei Municipiului Timișoara și al Consiliului Local Timișoara

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