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Maria

"... To the celestial: to the celestial: to the Light!" St. Gregory Palamas

Idea of personal immortality is undoubtedly the basis of whole human culture building. It arose in pristine rites of initiation, it ran all through the world religions, it has initiated development of art, science and techniques; and now days, thanks to the technical achievements, it finally receives an opportunity to be practically applied. TRANSFIGURATION of a local life-form - a MAN - into a global one - HUMANE - occurs before our eyes [In russian original there is an utranslatable pun: MAN means"century of head"; HUMANE -"eternity of head"]. Inevitably it is to be followed by a cardinal revolution in social consciousness. Suffice to mention actualization and further replacement of collective criteria of appraisal of activity of a socium by personal ones (tendencies playing increasing role in contemporary art practice). Drawing spectator's attention to the theosis of Maria the author REMINDS again that it's high time to grow up and to ponder over REAL [synonym of contemporary in Russian], over HUMANE [see abow].

An anthropological by its sense problem of reaching mental-and-body integrity is metaphorically represented by the artist in an image of virtual anthropomorphic sculpture (the prototype of it is a real woman whose name is Maria) made of native gold (a permanent attribute of eternity in historic tradition) against blue (universal) background. In exhibition space it is offered to be thoroughly and effectively observed (contemplated) from different, both "objective" and "subjective" points of view.

Gor Chahal. Moscow, 2002.