Dynamic City (Generation 2 and 3) 2011. Installation based on Gustav Klucis’ homonymous artwork. Permanent collection of State Museum of Contemporary Art (SMCA)
Dynamic City 2011 Installation based on Gustav Klucis’ homonymous artwork Wood, lacquer 200x160 cm
“[…] In the period from 1919 to 1921, Gustav Klucis worked on the idea of painting representation of a world in suspension, in which rules of atmospheric gravity are followed, while the minimalist levels that intersect the sphere aim to convey messages about the possibilities of new technological achievements. The central painting, which features the use of materials that alter texture, is entitled Dynamic City. Klucis had also presented the painting with the alternate title Plan for the City of the Future […]”, hoping in a way for his City to be ‘inhabited’ by the productive forces, where the designers would have a special rank. Hence, it is this project that Designers United decided to base their design upon, not only for the promotional brochure of the exhibition Five Seasons of the Russian Avant-Garde, State Museum of Contemporary Art 2008 at Tate Modern (SMCA- B:2), but also for its three-dimensional adaptation presented at their exhibition at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in May 2011. In this frame, Dynamic City was redesigned and is now proposed as an essential link to the city, creation and production in a new form, third in a series of transformations from the original prototype. While the socialist city had actually never been here, the designers implemented in a meaningful way what Klucis himself dreamed of: the utilization of his vision by contemporary graphic designers. From the photomontage of the second decade of the twentieth century, which was Klucis’ most important invention, with vast areas of application in applied arts, this new installation brings the past into the future.