At this moment, we leave the frame of the gallery program and go off road to present work by eight artists that are invited for the first time. The selection of these artists was not made to fit any particular concept. Along the way, we travelled around the world to meet the artists who sparked our interest, in their studios. Although we met many artists, at a certain point we noticed that some artists shared a mutual interest in topics dealing with language, space, abstraction and the body. The show ‘Architecture of Life’, curated by Lawrence Rinder at the Berkeley Art Museum in San Francisco provided a clearer direction to our focus. The title of this exhibition encompasses the idea of the architecture of the body, mind, spirit and society but also the architecture of matter, energy and form.
Every artist has a unique way of communicating his or her thoughts and feelings. Although much can be said in words, they often feel more comfortable expressing themselves through painting, sculpture, drawing, installations and videos. This results in a personal vocabulary and a visual alphabet. The traditional categorization based on a utilized medium is becoming increasingly more polysemous. Many artists today are crossing boundaries and adopt a hybrid practice and identity.
We would like to thank all the artists for their generosity and enthusiasm, as well as for participating and making available a selection of beautiful works for the show.
Artists: Uri Aran, Paloma Bosque, N. Dash, Michael Dean, Anna Maria Maiolino, Philip Metten, Solange Pessoa, Hyun-Sook Song