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2019/06/17

Lupus Viator, 1996 – Atlanta, USA⠀
Darya von Berner⠀

Nexus Contemporary Art Centre⠀
Wall painting and objects, performance⠀


Simultaneously with the Olympic Games of Atlanta 1996, a Cultural Olympiad took place. For this Cultural Olympiad a representative artist for each continent was selected. Darya von Berner represented Europe with her project Lupus Viator, which was exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Centre (Nexus Press International Program).⠀


The project Lupus Viator (latin: wolf walking) began as a series of monumental painted installations of an ephemeral nature and realised in situ. Later the project continued to evolve over a period of 7 years. It travelled to 7 different countries worldwide. ⠀
Taking into consideration its extensive duration, as well as its territorial movements, from country to country, Lupus Viator can be understood almost like a mythical pilgrimage, which covers the trails and places, where wolves have formerly roamed in abundance, before the species has widely become extinct.⠀

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