Alla inlägg den 24 april 2009

Av Lars Vilks - 24 april 2009 20:17

Sheela Gowda's (b. 1957, India) work occupies the spaces between painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. Initially trained as a painter, Gowda underwent a profound transformation in the wake of fundamentalist Hindu violence and the Bombay riots of 1992. It was at this time that she abandoned conventional forms of painting and turned to sculpture and installation. She also made a dramatic shift in her choice of materials, incorporating into her work substances and processes from traditional Indian culture such as cow dung, which has sacred implications but is also used as a domestic cooking fuel and building material, and Kum Kum, a red dye used for body adornment and rituals. Consciously blurring the line between fine art and craft, and between creative, political, and domestic spaces, she makes formal investigations into the possibilities of contemporary art while also questioning the role of female subjectivity in the often volatile mix of religion, nationalism, and violence in contemporary Indian society. Works in the exhibition: 

Dancing (And...II) 2009 

Two Knots (Ground Shift) 2009

Av Lars Vilks - 24 april 2009 11:54

Chu Yun has remained in continual pursuit of obscuring pain and happiness and his work proves skeptical of dispositions that can be clearly defined by explicit suffering, joy, tragedy or anger. Chu Yun's pursuit of the hidden derives from his recognition of the real. This has, in turn, made him more and more willing to abandon the use of strong visual images to attract the viewer and has left him instead to tackle the question of how an artist can become a medium for transcending the visible stuff of everyday life. In this exhibition, This is Unspeakable, Chu Yun’s is inviting invite people to experience the invisible power hidden behind the external appearance of his artworks. About this, the artist states: "In the end, you will realize the disappearance of your imaginary works, which, however, return to the works eventually.”

 Chu Yun was born i Jiangxi, China, 1977. He lives and works in Beijing. 

This Is Unspeakable, 2009

The work of Chu Yun in the Biennial This Is Unspeakable is relational. People are seldom sleeping in Ladonia. But it happens and more often visitors take a small nap in the sunshine when visiting. During the biennial all sleeping will be a work by Chu Yun. Those sleepers who wants to become an official part of the project can report their sleep (name, date and length of sleep) to the Biennial Administration.

Chu Yun in Ladonia

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