Non-relational objects 

2010 – onwards

The Non-relational objects series, started in 2010, is inspired by real episodes of relational spaces that have become inaccessible, such as benches, the use of which is denied to specific ethnic minorities by other citizens.

Focusing on architecture, public spaces, monuments and collective identity, the work analyses the paradoxes and liminal spaces that emerge when the idea of relation and the need to create collective spaces clashes with issues of integration and social coexistence.

Through these installation, I explore the plastic possibilities involved in creating these absurdities, laying the emphasis on political and social issues.

Elisa Caldana, Non-relational objects
Silkscreen on safety glass
7 glass-sheets leaning against the wall Each: 135 x 80 x 0.8 cm

Texts by Elisa Caldana
Design by Ted Hyunhak Yoon
Printed at the Jan van Eyck, Maastricht

Installation view at MAMbo Museum, Bologna, 2018

© 2020 Elisa Caldana