Dynamic City / Generation 4 is a the three-dimensional scultpure designed and crafted on the occasion of the retrospective exhibition Gustav Klucis / Dynamic City which took place at the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Moni Lazariston from 22 November 2012 to 27 January 2013. Influenced by Russian Avant Garde artist Gustav Klucis's homonymous work, Dynamic City / Generation 4 was redesigned and is now proposed as an essential link to the city, creation and production in a new form, forth in a series of transformations from the original prototype. Designed and crafted by Dimitris Papazoglou and Axell Peemoeller in Thessaloniki, 2013. Images: Stratos Kalafatis
Dynamic City is a work in progress
Dynamic City Generation 4 39x81x19 cm Weight 37.2 Kg Concrete, Wood, Metal, Glass ___
"From 1919 to 1921 Gustav Klucis was working on the idea of the painted representation of a planet floating through space, a planet on which the rules of atmospheric gravity are observed, while the various minimalist planes intersecting the sphere seek to convey messages relating to the possibilities of new technological advances. The central painting, which is of particular interest in terms of the use of materials which transform the texture, is entitled Dynamic City. Before this concluding name, Klucis also presented the painting under the titles Plan for the City of the Future and Dynamic City of the Future, and described his artistic method as ‘axonometric painting’.
Dimitris’ Papazoglou Dynamic City is involved in a creative dialogue with the Dynamic City by Gustav Klucis and study the materials as well as their use by people, triggering thoughts about the future of the city, which is supposed to get built in accordance with contemporary technological data. Dynamic City is an artwork which Dimitris Papazoglou decided to use initially as the base for his design of the promotional leaflet of the State Museum of Contemporary Art at the Tate Modern in London (SMCA-B:2) during the exhibition Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism in February 2009. In his design, the variety and diversity of texture, which was a key component of Klucis’ primary work, was transmitted through the various possibilities of digital technology. The same work also served as the basis for its three-dimensional projection, which was presented for the first time in the Designers United exhibition at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in May 2011 (DC / Generation 3), which was later given on loan to the State Museum of Contemporary Art. The new three-dimensional artwork (DC / Generation 4) was created by Dimitris Papazoglou in collaboration with designer Axel Peemöller and is an evolution of the two previous projects in which the planes which intersected the “planet”, in the original work, have become isolated from the sphere and create a dynamic view in the very space in which the viewers move and at the same time offering ideas for exploiting the relationship between form and material in future applications."
Maria Tsantsanoglou Art Historian Director of State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA)