03.12. — 13.01.2017
The second exhibition of The Community assembles four artists and designers: Jaakko Pallasvuo (Finland), Arnar Ásgeirsson (Iceland), Hanne Jurmu (Finland) and Anton Vartiainen (Finland), each of them proposing a different account for The Adventures of You.
The exhibition explores the individual’s ability to make choices in relation to their surroundings and is structured through Ovid’s “ Metamorphoses ” – an odyssey that divides the history of the mankind into four eras. The epic poem starts from a paradise lost and through different metamorphoses ends up in an era in which despair and darkness reign with never-ending speculations about the future. The artworks in the exhibition address at the same time symbols of security and continuous threat, and get intertwined in the layout of the space, while mythologies join the contemporary discourse in its scenario. The doubt regarding the future scenarios is encoded onto the very surfaces of the works, yet with a ceremonious palette.
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The artist’s portrait emerges slowly through the fragmented narrative that the exhibition proposes. One could question if a void has emerged in the midst of narratives which used to offer us guidance. Do the answers reside in historical references, or will the abundance of choice lead to frustration and anxiety?
Right… I mean, at this stage, you have to trust your hunch on everything as far as the details go, because a lot of things are possible during the next thirty days for you.