My summer is your winter

My summer is your winter, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria -14 June – 1 August 2019 – Curated by Kate Strain                                         With Fahim Amir, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Laurie Charles, Chris Evans, Dora García, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Veronika Hauer, Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, Fiston Mwanza Mujila
♦ On the Grazer Kunstverein website
« Soft furnishings by Laurie Charles punctuate this exhibition throughout the entire building. This series of newly commissioned works encompass largescale (macro-lens) depictions of that which is ordinarily invisible to the naked eye (interior cells of the body, arteries, veins and microbial materials). These textile drawings act as thresholds, creating stagingareas throughout the many rooms of the Grazer Kunstverein. They explore depictions of the inside of the body in ways that are cartoonish, exaggerated and immediately recognisable. They sit within Charles’s artistic practice like props ready for a film to be shot or a scene to be enacted, and they provide the backdrop for unlimited potential scenarios, hidden within the interior micro-movements of the body, and our place inside the building, active constituent parts of a much larger organism. » Kate Strain, Artistic Director
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