Muses are the goddesses of the inspiration of the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, “protectors of the arts” or the one which reflects, absorbs, dreams…
Sometimes we invoke Muses when we are creating, processing… The invocation typically occurs at or near the beginning, and calls for help or inspiration, or simply invites the Muse to sing through the author.
The word “Museum” also comes from the Latin word and it is originally from the Greek Μουσεῖον (Mouseion). Museum in earliest times was in old Alexandria a place for study, library, meeting place for people etc.
The word Museum” – originally, “cult place of the Muses” – came to refer to a place for the public display of knowledge.
This series is a continuation of a project I developed in Slovakia (you can find it on my website – folder Place for Art).
The whole process was built upon three parts: the first – empty space of museum in the time between expositions; the second – connected to the studios, ateliers and other workspaces as a part of art production cycle. And the last part is connected to the alternative places for art, where art could be presented in a less formal way.
Belgium, C print 90 cm x 72 cm on kapaboard, 4×5 inch dia