Union of Bulgarian Artists / Exhibitions / ArchiveHOC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM - an exhibition of Radoslav Maglov, sculpture and installation

08.12.17 - 06.01.18 | Gallery "Raiko Alexiev"

"Hoc est enim corpus meum" - a phrase with biblical origin in Latin, which in common translation reads "(For) this is my Body”. Words pronounced for thousands of years that have passed beyond their direct meaning, beyond their marginality. Maglov's latest project summarizes the image simultaneously in a conceptual and radically plastic manner, using universal values ​​specific to the generalized truths that have reached us trough a dead language. The installation of the same name, located in the grand hall of the Raiko Alexiev Gallery, contains a group of sculptural objects that can be viewed as a whole but also as separate works - essences.
The exhibition itself evolves around the problem of the boundary between the individual and the group, but it is only its social reading. Formally, the animal pack taking the gallery room, raises a lot of questions, overcomes a problematic boundary between plastic stylization and contemporary marking of the image, establishing a universal object, focusing on a dramatic phrase. The objects are partly filled with fleeting volume and at the same time they lack of mass, loaded with tension but also with fatigue.
The exhibition offers deconstruction of concepts, identity, author and position. Modern, expressive and up-to-date as a subject, the exhibition presents several of Muglov's works from the past year and can be viewed thematically as a terrain of internal quests at different levels, in different roles of the artist in modern society.
The exhibition includes installations, sculptures, photographs, drawings.

Yovo Panchev, curator of the exhibition