Macha Lazarevitch (Wazelle)


Mixed media
Purchase SPACE Liege
Acquisition: 2011
Location: Liege-Musée des Beaux-Arts

The time that passes between two events, time gained or lost, and, above all, time devoted to leisure, is at the heart of Macha Lazarevitch’s work. For her, any logic or reflection concerning time becomes a pretext for a formal game free of lyricism and anecdote. She lets herself be guided by preordained codes like those that govern Sudoku or weaving (activities that are hobbies or pastimes) that she is keen to adapt. The result is a playful plastic language close to minimalism: the simplicity of rules versus the complexity of solutions. The process is based on the decontextualisation of the codes behind games from everyday life. With Octrigamax – a series of octagons in which she uses origami and industrial materials, like Joseph Albers at Bauhaus, Macha Lazarevitch starts from the principle of folding in a monumental scale. The power of the raw material and the flexible aspect of the presentation perhaps stretches to minimalism and a certain mathematical logic – each piece is made up of the same elements, assembled in different ways. (Genaro Marcos)


Lives and works in Liege