Tanja Pak was born in Slovenia. She obtained her BA degree in industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1994 and her master degree at the Royal College of Art (Ceramics and Glass) in London in 1996.
The project of Tanja Pak deals with the pouring of light, the Platonic memory in the sense of internalising beauty. Vital in that is precisely the function of the mirror as “Spiegelung and Spiegel”, which is not the recurrence and return of /a kind of/ nostalgia. Recurrence is related to memory, which is defined – limited – by artistic truth. Such a position is not far from the romantic notion of the work of art, since the romantic position of the artist is related to pure play and the sense of loss of meaning, which Nietzsche connects with “active nihilism”; and this is not merely an awareness of the significance of the loss of meaning, but rather the realisation of this loss, as Lyotard says in his book on the conditions of modernism.
Dreaming Away | (2010)
The Moment After | (2010)
Rastava | (2011)