SleepCenter is pleased to present Remade, an exhibition of new works by Mensur Bojda
Opening reception: Saturday 9th, from 7-10 PM at 9 Monroe street, New York, NY 10002
Placed in between faction of two reprehensible and destructive powers, morally grey individual finds a way to destroy both sides. A success to exterminate this bilateral structure is found in manipulative interactions with the environment. This is the political vision Japanese director Akira Kurosawa imagines in the movie Yojimbo (1961) and soon after that to stretch his fascination in the second film Sanjuro (1963). Throughout his career, he is known for setting up a binary situation where audiences witness both sides.
“Remade" is a solo exhibition by Mensur Bojda. His core concept for the show comes from a further development of the group exhibition “Let me go Father”, which was inspired by the movie Yojimbo. He participated and helped to curate the show. He works were resulted from the contemplation of the manipulation, particularly in movies such as remakes of the old movies or borrowing same idea to make another versions. Some Kurosawa’s ideas ended up in American movies.
Mensur Bojda’s engagement with this theme results in creating two sided surfaces separating them by complimentary colors and placing a figure with a misbalancing tendencies to disrupt both sides. By using elements such as complimentary colors, repeated compositions and adaptation depicted in a frieze of paintings ranging from single one to triptych, Bojda constructs a reliance from Noir Classics trough Kurosawa’s films and the latest Western remakes.