ARCHIVES FROM THE FUTURE
Catalina Swinburn, Lina Ben Rejeb, Malek Gnaoui, Pascal Hachem, Mònica Bengoa, Nicolàs Franco, Pedro Tyler, and Yann Lacroix | Selma Feriani Gallery, London
Selma Feriani Gallery, in collaboration with Galeria Isabel Aninat is presenting a group exhibition 'Archives from the Future' featuring artists Catalina Swinburn, Lina Ben Rejeb, Malek Gnaoui, Mònica Bengoa, Nicolàs Franco, Pedro Tyler, Pascal Hachem and Yann Lacroix.
The exhibition would be held at the Gallery 10 & Gallery 11, Cromwell Place in London from the 4th to 8th May. The artworks would be on display from Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
Catalina Swinburn, Osiris, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Artist Catalina Swinburn's artwork Osiris, 2022 on woven paper from vintage documentation on astro-archeology from studies of the stars related to the orientation of the Egyptian stellar-temples. The work of Catalina Swinburn operates on the shifting border that she establishes between cult and artistic practice. Through performance and the ritualistic arrangement of objects, her exploration of visual media, includes video, installation, photography and performance. The result of which are highly emotional images created with metaphoric and symbolic manipulations that challenge reality as a representation the artist is part of.
Catalina Swinburn, Horus, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Artist Catalina Swinburn's artwork Horus, 2022 on woven paper from vintage documentation on astro-archeology is from studies of the Sun, Moon & stars related to the orientation of the Egyptian solar-temples.
Catalina Swinburn, Hathor "Her Majesty of Denderah", 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Artist Catalina Swinburn's artwork Hathor "Her Majesty of Denderah", 2022 on woven paper from vintage documentation on astro-archeology from studies of the stars and cosmical risings is related to the orientation of the Egyptian stellar- temples. She conceives a space immersed in collective and personal doubts, where her own body establishes boundaries and bonds, claims and hopes. She encourages us to reflect on the space between the body and the territory which we navigate and occupy.
Malek Gnaoui, S.C/22, bri - post 1, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Bri-post 01, 2022 by Malek Gnaoui is a brick artwork printed on cement. In the artowrks of Malek Gnaoui, he engages issues around social conditions and the notion of human sacrifice. He engages in mediums across video, ceramics, printmaking, installation, sound and performace in his artworks.
Malek Gnaoui, S.C21/tarp 01, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
SC21/tarp 01, 2021 by artist Malek Gnaoui is a print on tarpaulin. His approach towards materiality enabled him to develop an alternativepractice that combines everyday materials with traditional techniques, such as grinding briks into powder which becomes lithography pigment, he often introduces powdered brick to clay to produce sculptures with a specific quality. The physical involvement of production allows a performative aspect to emerge.
Yann Lacroix, Off the wall, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Off the wall, 2022 by artist Yann Lacroix is a painting which uses the medium of oli on canvas. Working predominantly in painting, Yann Lacroix constantly questions the systems involved in his chosen medium. By refusing to adopt a certain approach, each painting becomes an inquiry into the manifestation of impressions and gestures that compose a painting.
Yann Lacroix, Cumulus, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Cumulus, 2022 by artist Yann Lacroix is a painting which uses the medium of oli on canvas. The canvas becomes a surface in which discoveries are made for artist Yann Lacroix. The layering of technique and colour result in superimposed landscapes that obliterate reality. There is a theatrical quality that emerges through the luminosity of colour and the notion of time in suspense.
Lina Ben Rajeb, Shuffling, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
Shuffling, 2021 by artist Line Ben Rajeb is a mixed media artwork on paper. Her research builds on the tensions between visibility and legibility and the serendipitous shapes and patterns revealed through layering and partial obliteration. Employing techniques such as photocopying and painting, Ben Rejeb is interested in the potential and limitations of the process, interpretations are produced through repetitive gestures and the exhaustion of the action.
Pascal Hachem, What's your and what's mine, 2022, Image Courtsey | Selma Feriani Gallery
What’s yours and what’s mine, 2022 by artist Pascal Hachem is made using shredded money from the Lebanese Central Bank on a marble tray and glass dome. Pascal Hachem’s work developed over the years as a discrete experience. He employs the visual as a process to evoke an intellectual and psychological response. Working through performative acts, often interventions into urban spaces, or by creating sculptural installations in gallery contexts, Hachem sets up compelling situations which ask or even demand the viewer to pause and concentrate, taking the time to think and work out visual conundrums.
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6th May, 2022