Vera Molnar - O' Sole Mio

Vera Molnar - O' Sole Mio

O' Sole Mio is an engraved Carrara marble sundial mounted on a brushed stainless steel base with a brushed brass rod designed by Vera Molnar.

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O' Sole Mio is an engraved Carrara marble sundial mounted on a brushed stainless steel base with a brushed brass rod designed by Vera Molnar. Inclined 45°, placed outdoor and facing North, the sundial shadow projects the universal time hour on the upper end of the graduation during summer, and on the lower end during winter.

O' Sole Mio demonstrates the always-tight connection between science and poetry in Vera Molnar’s work. Through this work, Molnar captures the notion of time. O' Sole Mio sculpture, among the few ones in Molnar’s work, is at the core of her research around series and recurrences here expressed by the endless run of the sun on the marbled surface. Her choice of universal time sets a delay of one or two hours in regard to our general time, an interval that makes us ponder over our relationship to time. The artist plays with this gap while relating the eternity of marble with the changing light of the sun thus creating a kinetic artwork with the most immutable material.

O' Sole Mio Molnar

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45 x 45 cm
Éditions originales - 8 exemplaires
Gravure sur marbre de Carrare, socle en acier inox brossé, tige en laiton brossé
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Molnar (Véra)

Born 1924 (5th January) in Vera Gacs, Budapest. Lives and works in Paris as well as in Normandy

1942-47 studied painting and for a diploma in art history and aesthetics at the Budapest College of Fine Arts. 1946 first non-representational images are created. 1947 artists′ fellowship in Rome at the Villa Julia moved to France. 1947-60 occasional co-operation with François Molnar. 1948 marriage to François Molnar. 1959-68 works with the machine imaginaire method. 1960 Co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d′Art Visuel (GRAV) first participation in an exhibition organized by her friend Max Bill with the title Konkrete Kunst (Concrete Art) in Zurich, Helmhaus. 1967 Co-founder of the Group Art et Informatique at the Parisian Institut d′Esthétique et des Sciences de l′Art. 1968 first computer graphics are designed: thereafter continuous work with the computer. 1976 development of the "Molnart" computer software programme jointly with her husband first single exhibition Transformations at the gallery of the London Polytechnic. 1979 works at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at the Atelier de Recherche des Techniques Avancées (ARTA). 1980 member of the Centre deRecherche Expérimentale et Informatique des Arts Visuels(CREIAV) at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonnethe first artist′s book 1% de désordre is published by Wedgepress & Cheese in Bjerred (Sweden). 1985-90 lectureship in fine arts and aesthetics and art history at the Université de Paris I, Sorbonne. 1990 her works are on display at major European exhibitions on non-representational art and avantgarde the first installative work is created for the Foundation of Concrete Art, Reutlingen . 1999 large monographic exhibition Extrait de 100 000 milliards de lignes at the Centre de Recherche, d′Échange et de Diffusion pour l′Art Contemporain (CRÉDAC) in Ivry-sur-Seine. 2005 recipient of the first d.velop digital art award [ddaa] for her life′s work, organised annually by the Digital Art Museum [DAM] and honoured with an individual exhibition by the Kunsthalle Bremen

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