Mundus Vult Decipi - Walter Kaufmann "The World ans to be deceived. The Truth is too complex and frightening; The Taste for the truth is an Acquired taste that few acquire ... The world winks at dishonesty, The world does not call it Dishonesty."
The sculpture is inspired by a medieval torture instrument used to crush kneecaps. Matusz transforms the object by enlarging and isolating all the elements, and casting them in contemporary materials, here aluminium. Displayed in a box, on a shiny neoprene fabric, the elements shine like jewelry in a case. Bringing references to the Marquis de Sade, but also Georges Bataille: "Eroticism is one aspect of the inner life of man. We fail to realize this because Man is everlastingly in search of an object outside himself but this object answers the innerness of the desire."
Dissonant Healing, curated by Balthazar Lovay, Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland, 7 June - 26 July 2019.