MUUUho & MUUUsta (SAMEar & SAMMouth)
Every type of art at some time ends up in the museum as documentation; the well-known example is the one of the street artist Banksy whose work, together with a chunk of the wall, was taken to a gallery for an auction. We did something else here: we took the work that was already exhibited in the museum and put it in the street. The sculptures at the exhibition “The Art of Persuasion – 170 years of Advertising” represented channels of communication used by advertisers to reach the target group. The great organs of hearing, sight and speech motivated people to start thinking about their bodies and senses. Equally so, we are interested how a specific work functions in a changed context. The mouths were placed exactly opposite the People’s kitchen which could be understood as criticism of the society. The sculptures are installed in Branimirova street in the project initiated by the Museum of street art renewing the old graffiti street in Zagreb.
Location (city, country): Branimirova street, Zagreb, Croatia / Design Studio: Studio Rašić / Art directors & Designers: Ante Rašić, Oleg Hržić, Marko Rašić, Vedrana Vrabec / Fabrication: Studio Rašić, Ivo Gašparić, Marko Gašparić / Photo: Studio Rašić archive / Client: MUU (SAM – Street Art Museum) / 2010, Zagreb