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GARAGE TAKEOVER - POP-UP EXHIBITION, BRATISLAVA, MAY 2023

Garage Takeover was a pop-up event and a solo show by Lena Zak, held at the secret location of unused garage spaces in Bratislava, Slovakia. There, the artist displayed works from her project DESTROY TO CREATE, focused on the exploration of the similarities of these dual and seemingly opposing actions, attempting to answer whether destruction, ironically enough, leads to the creation of something new and whether creating without limitations and constraints leads to the destruction of the former purposes of said materials or tools. The works created are visibly torn, destroyed, fragmented, or layered. As an in-situ installation, the floors of the garage space were covered in bubble foil to vividly manifest this act of destruction within the environment. With each footstep of visitors, the bursting bubbles orchestrated an interactive dialogue, bridging the visceral experience of destruction with the fragmented components of the artworks.

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