Use Or Waste
Drawing | Canvas, Indian Ink | Series of 3 | 120×90 cm. | 2014
Use or Waste was developed with its exhibition location in mind; the Kunstpavillon München.
The Kunstpavillon is coloured by its connection to the Nazi (National Socialist) movement, at
one time used as a venue for Nazi artists and admirers of the NS movement. Film stills and
photographs documenting events during the Second World War were the inspiration for a series of
drawings. Themes such as fox hunting, (a hobby for the members of elite society in many
European countries) as well as the ruined infrastructure of European cities after the bombing
campaigns, were drafted into the resulting images.
The lean style in which the drawings are rendered evokes the fragility and temporality of the
©2017 Mona Kakanj