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LAST CHANCE Poetics of Change
This collective exhibition features six artists from the Berlin-based BBA Gallery. For their debut show in the UAE, BBA Gallery has gathered a group of artists whose works draw explore themes of transition and transformation.
A video piece from Vishal Shah, ‘Epoh’ (the word ‘hope’ written backwards) tells the story of an adventurer’s journey from planet Earth into unknown areas of the Universe. Renata Kudlacek’s silkscreen prints emphasise the science of life through transitional states of metamorphosis, represented by a rich abundance of entangled flowers, leaves and butterflies. Giulietta Coates’ photographic interpretations of landscapes form allegories for beauty and mortality. The paintings by Nele Ouwens transform imagined encounters between humans, animals and nature into poetic environments that shift and change between realism and surrealism. Silvia Binda Heiserova questions the possibility of change within power structures from a critical feminist perspective, investigating the repetitive elements within the modern urban space by transforming them into colours and forms. Susanne Piotter has prints and concrete architectural sculptures of fictional landscapes that manifest the dualism of nature versus culture and the role that it plays in the transition between past, present and future.
Above: Renata Kudlacek, Tulip I, Metamorphosis Naturalis, 2018